Thursday, July 21, 2005

Dyeing With Laughter

















Well, my attempts at coloring fabric were interesting--to say the least. I fanfolded one, scrunched up another and baggie-immersed another one. I was working with smaller pieces to get a feel for it. I have found that I make a mess. A big mess along the scale of home-dyeing my hair big. I got really acquainted with Clorox Clean-Up last night and I gave myself a green thumb.

Literally.

If anything, I now know that turquoise-y color isn't right for the quilt and I'll go a deeper green and deep blues and purples.

6 comments:

jenclair said...

The turquoise may not be right for the quilt, but is really a lovely shade. Will look for your deeper shades when you try again.. The mess seems to be part and parcel of the process, but I'm one who can make any mess bigger!

JulieZS said...

Love the green thumb, it shows you're having fun! I always end up with colorful feet too, since I dye in bare feet. Read up on turquoise, that dye needs to stay wetter longer to get deep.

Lisa, Procrastinator Extraordinaire said...

Turquoise is one of the hardest colors to get well. I think you're supposed to use hotter water and glaubers salt, wahtever that is. I don't think your gorgeous piece of fabric art will go to waste, even if it doesn't fit where you wanted it. :-)

Deb R said...

Jen beat me to what I was going to say...it may not be right for what you had in mind, but it's gorgeous.

Love the thumb pic!

Gerrie said...

I was thinking the same thing - it will find a quilt home eventually. Are you dyeing with mx dyes or painting with dyna-flow. There is a big difference.

Karoda said...

The patterning in this reminds me of a turtle's back. And the one above is beautiful!!!!!!