Sunday, January 24, 2016

finally ice dyeing

I'm taking a class online from Susan Purney Mark (hand dyeing fabric with ice)
I'm having a ball

I can't get enough of triangles

and there's ice, too

here they are

I've been wanting to try this for years
life kept getting in the way

Saturday, February 8, 2014

dyeing results

these are the results to the last dyeing I did about a week ago
I dyed over 13 yards of fabric that day
I'm always amazed at the results
these dyes at been in the frig for months and I had no idea how they were going to turn out

I have no firm plans for any of these pieces at this point

this piece started with a purple dye that lost some strength while in storage
this piece started with a deep blue dye that lost some strength while in storage
this piece started with a dark red that lost some strength in storage
I'm thinking about over dyeing this one
the last 4 were dyed in one container with the leftover dyes
they are awesome and will probably end up in a quilt together one day

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I guess it should be the story of my life, delayed again. Life got in the way and I wasn't able to start dyeing Friday like I had hoped. I didn't have a plan in place. I hope to work some dyeing in next week. I need to come up with a plan first.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

coming soon DYEING!

if my plans work out
starting April 1st I will be dyeing fabric, clothes and whatever I can get my hands on

Friday, December 17, 2010

the red dye pot

This is the dye pot with all the pieces it it. I was really pleased with the results and I'll probably over dye the lightest piece. The following is the result from one of my stitching shibori samples. It was a running stitch and I don't think I got the thread tight enough.

This was an attempt of a scroll. I didn't get the stitches tight enough in the middle of the scroll. I do like the effect and I will try this one again.
The following is a close up of a white on white fat quarter.

This fat quarter turned out lighter than I wanted. I'm planning to over dye it.
These onesies and socks were dyed for our newest grandson. These are going to look great with jeans.
I have several of these tops and I like the way they fit.

I like having socks that match my tops.

This is my current favorite shirt. I have dyed several of them in various colors. These shirts are 95% rayon and 5% lycra. I love to wear them.

This is a close up the neckline.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

onesies are on clearance!

I expect to be dyeing onesies very soon! They are on clearance and I hope to pick some up tomorrow. I hope to start dyeing them right away!

Friday, December 3, 2010

coming soon Shibori!

I've been interesting in stitched shibori for some time. I have requested several books on it from my local library. I'm planning to start learning more about it. I'm hoping to make some stitching samples soon.