I’ve been dyeing today-nice and calm

I did a bunch of strips of linen. I’m planning to make two pojagi style skinny curtains for my two long skinny windows on either side of my door. They all came out kind of Easter eggy and they match everything that is blooming in the garden right now. But I didn’t realize that until I hung them all out on the line.

I usually just drop stuff into the dyepot and let it sit so I get a of variety of marks and lines but today I wanted to get a nice, even, light palette. So I stirred and shimmied each one.  Nice and calm -that’s what I’m looking for today.

And I think I’m going to give this piece another try. I was using it in the bathroom to cover a dresser. It has no batting though it is backed with linen. I’m going to make two pieces out of it, add batting and quilt them. Let’s see how it goes. 

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6 Responses to I’ve been dyeing today-nice and calm

  1. pennross says:

    Thanks for the “like”. I’ve been fascinated by died ribbon and floss. Have you done any of that?
    Penny

    • marjorie says:

      No but I have done cotton yarn and that was fun. Have you done ribbon? I will check your blog. Would love to see the process. I wonder do you have to iron the ribbon after it is dyed and dried?

      • pennross says:

        no I’ve never done any dying, just embroidery. I just bought some dyed ribbon and love it. For what I’m doing I don’t iron it but it does come twisted and a little crinkled.

      • marjorie says:

        If you like the hand-dyed kind of mottling (which I love!) you may want to try some dyeing. If you ribbon is silk, you can use procion dyes from Dharma Trading in CA or Pro Chem in Fall River, MA. It’s easy and if you are looking to get certain colors or make your own palette, you will have a lot of fun. It’s not as messy as I thought. I guess that’s what my blog is about.

  2. Donna says:

    Beautiful colors! Perfect Spring day for such inspiration! Can’t wait to see them hanging!! Stunning!!

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