Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another Colorful Weekend

Well I got some more fabric and a few more colors of dye and went to town with the washing machine today. I could easily get very addicted to this. I dyed all of these today:


Starting on the left is turquoise, lilac, golden yellow, a mix of pumpkin and pink, and a mix of chartreuse and turquoise. I also added in some white on white fabric this time around to see how those would look all dyed up, and I'm liking those. The solid white fabric that I dyed today was a new fabric for me and it really took the dye differently than the rest of the fabrics. It stayed much lighter in value for some reason. I thought I bought a PFD fabric, but perhaps it still needed to be washed before dyeing, or perhaps that's just the way this particular fabric is. The fabric is James Thomson Dyers Cloth.

Next up is a small wall hanging I started yesterday and finished up today.



In other news, our furnace has gone on strike for some reason and isn't working since yesterday. Luckily we have a wood burning stove and as long as I keep it going consistently, we are staying cozy. Hopefully someone will be able to come take a look on Monday and fix the furnace. Bob did all he can do to try and tackle it, but it's being stubborn.

10 comments:

  1. Bummer about the heat. I sure am glad you have a back up! It's very cold here this weekend too. The new wall hanging brings on thoughts of Spring though!

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  2. I really like this piece. The texture is wonderful. Is the texture painted or quilted?

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  3. Wow - you're really getting into the dying - I guess I'm going to have to search for some of the IDye and try it myself - I love your results.

    I really REALLY love your little quilt!

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  4. I really like this new wall hanging, Terri. Very subtle!
    Hope you get that furnace fixed soon!
    Cold here, too!!

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  5. your fabrics look so bright and colorful. i like the orangish one best of course. the new wall hanging is great. how did you get the squiggly lines in the background? looks great!

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  6. Nice little quilt!
    I hope your furnace comes back to life soon...

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  7. okay total bummer about the furnace, hope he gets that fixed soon.

    I am LOVIN that turqoise fabric - gorgeous. Actually it's all gorgeous!

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  8. are you being more productive to prevent frost bite? love, love, lov the wall hanging, and the fabric - with all that you have dyed previously, you have a fantastic stash to work with. hope the furnace is fixed quickly for you. I just spotted the word verification thingy I have to fill in to post this, and it's iglus - do you think he know's about your furnace?!

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  9. Those fabric creations are amazing. Can hardly wait to see what lovelies you will be making with them...

    Love the delicate daisy wall art.

    auntie jude

    PS stay warm...

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