Thursday, 27 June 2013

Days of colour

Last weekend has been spend not only looking at colour, but making colour. Coloured fabrics, that is, of course!

Cold water dyes, hot water dyes, dyeing cottons, wool, silk, discharged fabrics, tie-dye, shibori...

I better show you some pictures:

preparation cold water dyeing

cooking up a hot water dye...


more drying
And apart from all that playing and making those samples, we also dyed a scarf:

No sewing done, of course... 

Linking up with Celtic Thistle Stitches, as this was (mostly) New to Me in June 2013


Thursday, 13 June 2013

One I made earlier

Up early - well, not that early, but a bit earlier than usual - due to the school tour of my youngest. So plenty of time to write a - long overdue - post. It is even dry for the moment, so I can take a few pictures outside!

Below a quilt "I made earlier". It was made from the goodies I received at a retreat some years back: A "Hankie Pack" - 15 x 10" squares, and a small strip roll - 10 strips of 2 1/2". I only added fabric for the back and the binding.

Flash Hankies

Quilting with black perle cotton

Back - not the right colour

Quilting seen on the back

The quilt ended up at 45" x 42" and is exactly the right size for on my small sofa in the living room - also small, I think of it more as a den - or to comfort my youngest on an "off" day.

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