Thursday, June 9, 2011

Color Days:#4

 I am going to keep track of how many days I actually spend dyeing this summer and will share with you my results. I hope you aren't bored to death but I will spend a considerable amount of time dyeing. Now,  I dye for a few days and then I just get itchy to start stitching a bit.


      It is a love-hate relationship I have with ironing.  I have just finished ironing 45 yards of fabric the past week. Not the part I like. But I sure do love the way newly dyed fabric looks when you are done ironing. Yards dyed=yards ironed.



     The pieces on the right were pleated and tray dyed with an indigo color. Very pretty.


    I will try keeping a better record of my process this summer. At least that is the goal the first week. Just want to see what works and hopefully achieve consistent and reproducible results. I also need to go through my existing stash tonight and see what I need. I know reds, greens and browns.

    Off to stitch. Be creative, my friends!

      Whew, now back to stitching.

2 comments:

  1. You can't beat the procion indigo dye! Sure beats all the effort of real indigo dyeing. Very nice results!

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  2. No, it was the first time I tried the procion indigo and I am sold on it. Love it and don't know if I would ever try the real indigo again. But then again, I thought I would never try dyeing either.

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