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Posts Tagged ‘dyeing’

It’s a dyeing day

Friday, June 8th, 2018

I love the effect of hand dyeing but I can’t honestly say that I really enjoy the process itself. It usually starts out all right but before I finish I find myself wishing I’d never begun. Today is different, this is all I’m doing and it’s been blessedly short in the doing.

The autumn orange colours are for a project I’ll tell you about in Autumn, I know, crazy huh? Me working so far in advance!

Dyeing to …..

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Dyeing to use this BFl fleece that I’ve been dyeing up but it’s destined for Adelaide Walker. πŸ™

Dyeing to ….

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

At the last Metaphor meeting we did a spot of dyeing using fibre reactive dyes on cotton, silk, scrim, hessian and cotton/synthetic mixes.

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Bearing in mind that the next item I make will be under the theme of Midsummer Night’s Dream, I chose woodland colours. I’m thinking forest, tree bark, lichens, can you see it?

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I’ve been carding wool in mixes of greens and browns and will show you the pot as it develops – there’ll be more to it than just the felting.