I discovered hand dyed silk bias binding while working at an independent fabric store. Since then I have used it on several projects and LOVED the results. It's pretty easy and the silk dye is so much fun to use. I bought a set of the ColorHue silk dyes from Art Threads and a 35 yard roll of silk satin bias (2 inch) from silkribbon.com. This is the first time I have played with it at home, and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this yet, but I'll think of something. I'm starting to create a "recipe" book so that I can duplicate colors I really like in the future. The swatches on the left were the solid colors that I used to create this marbled look on the right. I need to take a picture in better light because I did like the blend of colors much better in person than in this photo. I have used it in the past as the trim on my reversible wrap and as binding on my quilted purse, but that one was a beautifully muted kelly green with denim blues. For this one, I'm think of making another quilted purse with an eggplant colored floral I just picked up by Sevenberry. I'll keep you posted on my progress! Happy sewing!
I have a commercial embroidery business as well as work at an independent fine fabric store selling fabric and teaching people how to sew. I get SEW much inspiration reading other people's blogs, that I thought I would share some of my experiences as well. My goal is to perfect my sewing skills and make some fabulous garments along the way. Please share your ideas, advice and inspirations with me!