Seems funny to take a class online but that's how I learned to dye fabric so why not. No extra fees for staying somewhere and for food. So I signed up at Joggles for Mark Making with Hand Dyed Embroidery Threads with Melanie Testa last week. I know, kind of impulsive, aren't I? And there was a bit of eye rolling at my house when I told them I would be in the garage doing thread dyeing. Ok, even my 10 year old son said -I thought you could just buy it at Joanne's-like hundreds of colors Mom-whatever....But I had fun.
I was afraid of making them too dark but now realize I must have some darker colors and some greens. Maybe some deeper yellows. I used cotton DMC floss, perle cotton and some yummy silk. This would be easy to do when you dye your fabrics.
So why dye my own floss? Because then it's my own colors dyed by my hand. So simple. Why don't they get it? :)
Happy sewing, my friends-off to conquer last night's list.