The last in a textile series with materials generously supplied by Dharma Trading Co. The hemp-silk blend caught my eye. The fabric had an interesting crepe-like texture and called out to be made into a garment. I traced and cut out the pattern pieces for Dress no. 2, shortened to a tunic length.
After mordanting the pieces, I prepared a natural dye bath, mixing in the powdered extract of Himalayan Rhubarb.
After an hour in the dye pot, the result was a lovely golden yellow. The organic, nubby texture combined beautifully with the sheen of silk.