Last week I showed you some fabric and yarn that I dyed.
I didn’t show you the really cool stuff yet!
Let me back up. In June, Heather Peterson of Anka’s Treasures, did a post on Quilt Market. She included this photo of Sue Spargo’s booth.
See that quilt on the right? Yeah! I did too. I drooled all over Sue Spargo’s website! I stared longingly at the kit. I finally broke down and ordered the book called Contemporary Folk, which includes this pattern, called Silk Road. I played with dyeing wool. I stared longingly at the kit some more. I ordered 5 yards of 100% wool on ebay and practiced.
Guess what? I did it!!! I dyed all the wool, velvet, and silk for this project.
It took me two days to dye all the colors I needed, but I’m thrilled with the results. Look at that velvet!
Believe it or not, this velvet started out pale pink. It was the only light color I could find that was rayon. I’d love to buy more and make a shirt out of it!
I think this is going to be a January project for me. This pile is hanging out in my sewing room. Every so often, I wander in there and pet it!
Last night, all the dyeing stuff was packed away in the basement. It’s too cold to be outside dyeing stuff. And that’s ok, because I need to start using some of the fabric and yarn I’ve been dyeing.
But first, I need to clean up the pile of clothes on the edge of my bathtub.
Oh…I almost forgot. I didn’t tell you the end of the sewer saga. We dug a huge hole in our front yard, cut the pipe, and got it unplugged. I’m not giving you any detail, because it was just too disgusting for words. Let’s just say I realized it was going to get ugly when the plumbers newest hire put on waders and rubber boots.
A toilet is a wonderful thing…especially after it hasn’t worked for 4 days!