I Rock!

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Q: What is this?
If you guessed…
A: My first hand-dyed vareigated floss ever, you’re right! Yay me! 😆

I was doing some dyeing yesterday – I’ve been meaning to do a couple more t-shirts for Finn for a while, and finally found the time, space and energy to do it. No photos yet of the two shirts I dyed – I plan to print some jungle animals onto those at the weekend, so I’ll show you afterwards (erm… if they’re good, anyway!). But then I pulled out a couple of stitchers’ eighths of Cashel and tried out a new technique for fabric, the results of which I am very happy with:
greendye bluedye

Then… inspiration! Actually, I’ve wanted to try doing some floss for ages, and this time I suddenly remembered that I had a bunch of white floss from a trade a while ago. So I pulled a couple of skeins, and you see what happened. I am thrilled with how they’ve turned out, and I think I’ve found my new obsession :giggle: See, I love dyeing fabric, but evenweaves and linens aren’t exactly inexpensive, so I don’t get to do as much experimenting as I’d like to. Floss, on the other hand… it doesn’t really matter if I stuff up a few in the process. Well, OK, maybe not at $AU prices, but I’m currently looking into buying in some bulk cones of white from o/s, it should be much more economical. Wheeeee!

I’ve just dipped some more floss, so I’ll let you know tomorrow how that turns out. In the meanwhile, if anybody is interested, the green piece of fabric shown above, while lovely, is not quite the shade I was after, and I don’t have an immediate use for it. I’ll happily trade for something on my wishlist. The vital stats: it’s a 19″x14″ piece of hand-dyed Cashel linen (28-count). Email me 🙂

PS: The green fabric didn’t sit around long, it’s been snapped up already!

7 responses to “I Rock!

  1. WOW!!! 😮 The fabric and threads look fantastic!!

  2. Melanie, you do rock!! These look awesome! I love the blue fabric.

  3. Wow, they look wonderful. Congrats!

  4. They’re beautiful Melanie! :love:

  5. WOW! Everything turned out superb, Melanie! You’re right; you DO rock! Are you perhaps willing to share some tips? 😉

  6. Great work Melanie! What a star you are! Love the flossies.

  7. AWESOME job on the dying! Love the colors…so calming, like the ocean 🙂