dyelicious re-do

I was dyeing all weekend and have some photos to prove it! I posted a couple of days ago but then lost my post on my blog. I have been playing around a bit with widgets and themes and other ways to post -so I’m sorry for all you folks getting another email on the same subject! But it is a very good subject, isn’t it?

Of course I had to do some arashi!

Of course I had to do some arashi!

Well it all started on Saturday morning. I woke up very early and got a blue dyepot going with procion dyes. I’m dyeing to do an indigo pot but don’t have the indigo so I’m doing my best with mixing blue, periwinkle and blue gray. Here’s how it all went. I’m using white kona cotton, prepared for dyeing. (PFD)

I'm using red thread here so you can see how really awful my stitching is

I’m using red thread here so you can see how really awful my stitching is

 I pulled the thread tight and ended up here.

I pulled the thread tight and knotted it. The I put it into the dyepot along with the arashi and some other folded pieces.

dyepotsh

Here is how it all came out. The stitched one is on the far left corner It's my favorite.

Here is how it all came out. The stitched one is on the far left corner It’s my favorite.

I finished a set of Gingko Table Linens. I silkscreened discharge onto red linen. This is a custom order for my dear friend Sally.

I finished a set of Gingko Table Linens. I silkscreened discharge onto red linen. This is a custom order for my dear friend Sally.

I kept  printing ginkgo on some silk squares I had in the studio. I think they will make some very fine pillows.

I kept printing ginkgo on some silk squares I had in the studio. I think they will make some very fine pillows. 

Saturday night Peter and I went to see “The Judge”. It was filmed here in Shelburne Falls last summer. There are some wonderful shots of our sweet village and it was a real hoot to see it on the big screen. The two Roberts were excellent.

Really go see it. It's a pretty good movie.

Really go see it. It’s a pretty good movie.

I also finally dyed two Alpaca shawls that I have been afraid to dye because they were so expensive. But they came out great!! I love them! I used acid dyes – they are just gorgeous.

Here is the green one started

Here is the green one started

and the purpley one finished. Fun fun.

and the purpley one finished. Fun fun. It’s wet and kind of scraggly looking isn’t it? But it’s dry now and ever so soft!

I do not want to sell it

I do not want to sell it

Isn't this and awesome cauliflower? We had it for dinner. Interesting color though I did not dye it.

Isn’t this an awesome cauliflower? We had it for dinner. Interesting color though I did not dye it. I swear.

Just playing

Just playing around. This was actually the first part of the day.

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10 Responses to dyelicious re-do

  1. Guila Greer says:

    the alpaca shawl is DIVINE !!

  2. mazzaus says:

    The ginko prints are spectacular!

  3. marjorie says:

    Yes I did have one of those amazing dyeing days Vicki! Thanks!

  4. karen says:

    Wonderful projects and so fun to see!

  5. deemallon says:

    Love the ginkgo

  6. Vicki W says:

    Oh what a great time you had! Yes, yo should keep the purple shawl!

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