I'm Dyeing !!!
It all started with a surprise gift from Marie-Louise, a dear friend in Belgium, an out-of-print book on samplers accompanied with a few metres of hand-dyed silk floss.
I had long wanted to experiment dyeing fibre and this beautiful, shiny little string triggered the neglected appetite of mine :) I was lucky to find a few powder colour dyes and bought two ( Khaki and Jean Blue ) while in town and zoomed home for the very first and curious journey of dyeing! The result - in my opinion - was glorious :)
The second trial was with one of the powder dyes that I had since 30 years that I had used for my batik then. I chose colour red to go with the blue above but was not very happy with the combination and re-dyed the reds by pouring the same blue over and the result was rewarding :) I thought I would get a nice purple hue but to my surprise it was a beautiful shade of brown!
And a nice view of the three musketeers :)
With the uncontrollable speed of enthusiasm, I dyed the white muslin dress that I have been wearing all summer long ... I was very much impressed with the result and especially happy to see that my new dress went very well with the Indian scarf that I had bought years and years ago and had embroidered the edges with beads myself then :)
You see, I have been quite busy despite the unbearable heat here ... My dyeing adventure continues with one last project and that is dyeing with Tang though not much of colour choices/flavours here ... We do not have Kool Aid here and I was curious to see the result with edible dyes! Got cherry, peach and orange. Peach and orange turned out to be very close in colour. I used Pure by the Knit Box, a luxurious 100% pure blend of Turkish 80% merino and 20% mohair :)
By the way, the Knit Box will have a stand at the " I Knit Weekender " in London ... Figen dear, I would have loved to be there with you!