Working with the Shibori folds has been very enjoyable. Since I've spent a while working on various techniques, I felt comfortable branching out to a different type of dyeing.
Previously, I have worked with 100% cotton towels or scarves and used a hot dye bath to set the colors. For my next trick, I wanted to make a silk scarf for my sister. Since silk is a natural fabric, it absorbs the dye beautifully. I also tried a different dye, Jacquard Dynaflo dyes. They come in brilliant colors that can be mixed. You use the dye, let the dyed fabric dry for 24 hours, then heat set it with an iron.
I started off the scarf the same way I did the cotton fabrics, by washing and then drying the piece. Next, I folded it into a square. I tied a rubber band to hold it together.