Last Wednesday I was very good and reported a finished block for my lace quilt. This Wednesday I have a pile of dyed threads to show you. That’s it!
That is what I have been doing but I was considerably slowed down because we have had rain. The most rain since 2002. So I have had a few days dancing around with a hair dryer in my hand trying to speed up drying time!
This batch of threads has some experimental yarns in it. Fibers like bamboo, tencel and interesting mixes like 50/50 wool /silk. They have taken the dye well (I used procions) but I have yet to see how they stitch up.
Anyway that is my work in progress report for this Wednesday!
Added later: Just to clarify – I am really happy about the rain. I have been bucketing recycled washing machine water to our garden for years (that is no exaggeration) just to keep it alive. This year I had to let the magnolia die as it needed too much water. Rain is Gooooooood! Rain is woooonderfoooool!I am dancing about the rain!
Marty I used procion dye – I always use procion for natural fiber
These are beautiful, Sharon! What type of dyes do you use? I looked for a tutorial here but didn’t see one. Inquiring minds want to know (and learn)!! ;0)
Incredibly lovely threads, Sharon…worth every second of arm-numbing hairdryer waving that you had to do 🙂
Rain is something I sympathise with. We’ve been here almost 6 months now, and I swear it’s been raining for almost 4 of them! Heavy rain all this big public holiday week!.=( People think it rains a lot in Britain, but I’ve never seen anything like this and, boy, is it depressing!?
Here’s hoping for sun for us both soon!=)
Ooooh! Pretty! I also have a bunch of new threads drying next to my woodstove as I read this. All of your beautiful colors make me eager to get started adding color to mine! I haven’t done much thread/yarn dyeing yet so this will be a new adventure for me.
The threads are beautiful. What bad timing with the rain and trying to dye the yarns but wasn’t the rain wonderful
So Pretty Sharon! And so springy! makes me wish for the snow to go away around here… 🙂