Actually, yesterday and today, since dyeing isn’t a process to be hurried. It always amazes me how the alchemy takes place and this…

dyed fabric in tray

becomes this…

dyed fabric drying

and then this…

ironed dyed fabrics

and then – who knows? could be a skirt… or a quilt…

though today was not a good quilting day. Suffice to say there was much too much unpicking of stitches involved. And tearing of hair.

Why is it that on a practice piece everything flows along without mishap but when it really matters (that would be my City and Guilds assessment) the opposite is true? I’m not being perfectionist about this, but I really don’t think I can hand in something that looks as if a demented ant did the quilting. OK, deep breath, good night’s sleep, try again tomorrow…

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3 thoughts on “a good dyeing day today

  • September 6, 2007 at 2:27 am
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    I just came across your blog and I would like to say that your work is wonderful. The fabric you just dyed is so jewel like and inspirational. Your talent is amazing. Congratulations.

  • September 6, 2007 at 2:13 pm
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    WoW is all I can say Fiona. You got some really good results there. Haven’t really gotten into this sort of dyeing myself – I’m going to now, you have inspired me 🙂

  • September 6, 2007 at 2:41 pm
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    Thanks Midge and Lynda – I’ve been reading Tray Dyeing by Leslie Morgan and Claire Benn (Committed to Cloth) – the way they write really encourages you to get started and see what happens.

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