My garage is large, I have water and dye and this week I’m hosting dye day! I look forward to this every year, when I invite anyone who wants to join me for dyeing.
However, that does mean that I have to get that garage cleaned out tomorrow and organize my dyeing supplies.
I always have lots of fabric to dye or overdye and unless I have a special project going, I don’t do much pre-planning. I throw fabrics in the pots and take what I get. I like to end the day with a variety of colors.
This week I have a bunch of white perle cotton and white embroidery floss that I want to dye.
My last experiment with this resulted in ALL my thread ending up in the same colorway, which you saw in my last few posts! Rookie mistake, I think. I need to do each skein, or maybe two at a time, separately, with a minimum amount of dye for best results. At least that’s what I believe I will need to do. I’ll show you when it’s all done.
My pile of almost finished pieces is getting out of control. I finally took a little bit of time to make some binding and finish these two pieces.
They look good together but each is strong enough to stand on it’s own. I have decided against adding any beads to them–I know, I know–that shocks you! Just not needed.
Cleaning and dyeing this week, along with having our grandson two days a week in the summer. Life is busy, but never boring. I love it!