From Martha Stewart” Living” magazine last issue (July), really inspired me to experiment on dye fabric colors. I use scrap linen* from cut off sheer curtain to make gathered scarfs. I did prepare 2 linen strip for each scarf size 0.25×2.5m. and 0.125×2.5m by stitch all edges and loosely stitch them together, narrow strip on the center of the wider one. Then prepared the color following the direction gave. I hang my linen on the clothe drying rods and put dissolved dye color in to the raised up bucket. The whole dyeing process took around an hour. I complete my stitch after the linen dry. I have been trying to improve my scarf’s gathered detail, and finally got suggested by sewing expert(Aj. Roong) as follows
How to make nice gather for scarf
1. Make 3 row of stitched with the stitch distance set to at least 4, I left around 5mm. distance between each stitch line
2. Leave the starting and the ending of stitch open
3. Pull bottom strings to make gather, pull 3 strings at the time do it from both ends to meet the desire length
4. secure both ends of each stitch line.
note* scrap linen fabric from “Smile Design”