Did you think I stopped sewing and went into dying?? Heck it could be a nice sideline business, it's totally fun and I had a blast again today with green and red!
BUT FIRST!! Some actual sewing that I can show! My Trees Up! Lights ON! Christmas quilt finally got it's binding on and sewn down! Yippee! It's hanging folded on the back of the rocker at this very moment! Don't mind the hands of the quilt holder...or the fact that I left the pantry door open on the left side. Oops!I'm one shepard and one sheep away from getting the appliques done on the Nativity Quilt and once they are done I have to make the borders and sew on the flowers and vines across the bottom....then quilting! I've also got the snowman's top done too and waiting to sew down the applique's after I quilt. The mad dash for Christmas quilts to display will come to an end for this season. I'm pooped.
Now onto the fabulous cool thing I now do in the mornings....DYEING WOOL!!!Today I did Weathered Barn (red) and Forest Floor. Weathered Barn red isn't true bright red but a rather pinky dark rustic red. Very hard to get a correct picture with the right color. I had to use the Ott light for this one!
The top row is all the pieces left for about 30 minutes for full color. I played with the bottom pieces...
...far left was removed after 5 minutes to get a medium raspberry color.
...Next over is the lg plaid removed at 8 minutes
...the next 2 were put in at 8 minutes and you can see the dye didn't make it all the way into the wool. Notice the second from the right? It was light blue to begin with so it turned more purple-y. This is very cool to do...have I said that?
Next came green and wow the colors in the dye are really neat. Greens, browns and some red. They mottled a lot more. Enlarge and look at the lower piece...it has greens in the top right, and some brown blotches around with strands of red almost. Neat colors in this dye.
Well two more colors to go...Cocoa and Purple.... and I run out of both wool and dye, but I did place another order today for some different colors...teal, granny smith apple, orange, pinks. Should be fun.