While a load of the dyed fabric was washing yesterday I sat down at the sewing machine and tried my hand at finishing the edge of one of the five pieces pictured in the previous post. This corded edge is a new to me finishing technique. My finish of choice for many years has been a facing. I decided that this edge treatment it is not for me. I won't redo this one. I have decided to let it be and it will become my class sample rather than a piece to sell.
With the dyeing done, I will spend the next day or so putting facings, sleeves and labels on the others.
To answer your question... I use watercolor pigments to paint my images on silk that is first soaked in soy milk then air dried. I also use soy milk to dilute the watercolors instead of water.