|dying silk ribbon is sooo easy|
The day was sunny. There was no wind, so I worked out on the deck. I over-dyed some coloured ribbons with various Jaquard dyes (which I did not document but should have), and some good things happened.
|see the sparkles?|
I have no idea why these are loading sideways, but I guess it really doesn't matter, right?
Heather Lair introduced me to the Lumiere paints. AMAZING - can you see the sparkles? (yes - I know Dock isn't sparkly. : ) Oh well.) Thank you Heather. Great advice. Last I talked to her, she was in too much pain to stitch, bust said she was painting. I wonder what the last things she painted were?
|Hanging around after being heat-set. Love the old yard stick (nowadays we have metre sticks).|
Oh my oh my. Those are great for curly dock! I did some undyed silk too that was from Golden Willow Natural Fibres. They are beautiful and I'm sure I'll use them in the fall.
|I added a few drops of something different between each dip of the silk yarns|
Of course, once you start, you just want to dye everything...
|more dyes. i am having fun.|
I got some good ones there! That strand on the far left was a bunch of separate dyes I did from the Golden Willow Natural Fibres silk. LOVE! Oh - so - very - useful! : ) If you are wondering, Golden Willow Natural Fibres is a yarn store in Regina, SK. Kari introduced me to that place. THANK YOU Kari! : ) Later this week, I'm heading to a friend's house to do some more. Yippee! ; )
Linking up to TN&TN for WIP Wednesday. Have a good one!