Thursday, February 23, 2012

The "Naturals" Triad

I got these ironed yesterday, love the textures and color variations in each piece. I can't wait to start the "Earthy" triad - going to do that right now!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Playing With Dye (Part 2)

I finished rinsing out and ironing the first triad called "brights".
They are all stacked up for now, waiting for the next step. There are 66 squares in all, each is 5"x5".

I also got the next triad (called "naturals") into their dye cups. After they batch for 24 hours (tomorrow at about noon), I'll begin rinsing them out. Can't wait to see what's next!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Playing With Dye

Even with all my volunteer work for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, I found some time to take an online dye class from Candy at Candied Fabric Classes. Even though I have been a hand dyer for almost 15 years, I never learned to dye fabrics by weight. This class teaches that method. Candy has written excellent instructions and provided them in a PDF format so we can print them out and have them close by while working on the class projects.
Here are the supplies for the first triad of colors to make swatches.
The 66 fabric swatches are 5" square and each has it's own dye formula to follow.
Here are 11 of the cups after adding dye and fabric to them.
Here is the entire stack of 66 cups, they will batch for at least 24 hours and then I can rinse them out.