Nope, the hair's next week. Today I finally got everything together and decided to dye my first bundle of wool. Way back I bought two bundles of wool with textures from Dorr. Bought 6 colors of dye from Dump n' Dye, recommended from a fellow wool enthusiast and everything sat. SO why not try it out.
I got a FQ of each of 7 textures/colors in each bundle and I cut each into 4 parts so I had 8 sections of each measuring a Fat 16th each. I made those into 8 bundles. Today was the day to try Blueberry Pie!
The wool before dying!! Very cool in it's own right.
The wool after the magical dye job! Loving this so much!
These two are my absolute fav's...probably because the have the highest contrast of colors!
This was after only 10 minutes in the pot simmering. I loved it right at that moment, but I had NO idea how much color would come out after it got washed and dried, so I left it in the pot. It's really only a smidge bit darker. The next color batch I'm pulling a few early for lighter sections and seeing how well it works. Look at the rinsing wool piece, absolutely NO color drained out of that wool. I turned off the burner and let it sit about an hour before I HAD to pull it out.
Also this weekend I started getting my holiday quilt on the wall. Holiday Baskets by Cheri Payne was the first. I showed the top but now it's all finished and on the hanger.
The fuzzy pic of Cheri's Primitive Stick tree! I'm finishing on of her snowman quilts right now as well as getting the Nativity quilt moving, and putting the binding on the Tree's UP quilt. Oh and I found the coolest star buttons made from wood for the tops of the Log Cabin Angel's trees on her quilt! Must sew those on and the on the wall she goes!
If you want to see all the steps and pictures of the wool dying job today, you can click to my flickr account and they are all listed on there. Just click on the picture of flickr quilts on my sidebar!