I never had the urge to immortalize my critters until I saw A Quiet Moment Between Friends. The pattern includes 5 different Dogs and 1 Cat. My version is called Fly & Molly.
Silhouette Dragonflies is finally done. It has a saga behind it. I created a Snow Dyed Yard of Fabric about Four years ago. It hung in my studio until this Spring. Had some ideas but never seemed to have the time to make anything out of it. Then I saw Silhouette Dragonflies by Diane McGregor (Yes, you can find it on my Website). I ordered it on a Thursday, it arrived on Monday and I had the unfinished top in my booth on Friday. It just makes me happy to see the finished Wallhanging. Please note it can also be used as a table runner.
Please be aware that with Snow Dyed Fabrics no two pieces are ever the same. I dye three yards of fabric in one pile of snow, sometimes they come out looking like cousins, other times they look like they are from different planets. And trying to create a repeat is really an exercise in futility, it never works. My suggestion is, find a Snow Dyed piece that speaks to you and go from there.
Remember the piles of hand dyed fabric?
It has now been turned into 680 fat quarters of hand marbled fabric.
Yahoo! I can’t believe it is all marbled. Still need to wash, dry and iron about 200 pieces.
The first day of marbling for the Summer. Light Green now gets to cure for 16 days before it gets washed, dried and ironed.
Just finished hand dyeing all of this lovely fabric. Next, it will all be marbled, it could take me all Summer to get it done.
My most recent project is a fun swingy pullover top. Yes, I have the pattern on my website. I started with PFD White Cotton fabric and a Tone on Tone White Cotton Fabric.
Hand Dyed everything Blue Green. I love the variety of hand dying the cotton fabric, it turns Tone on Tone into something really fun and unique.
Finished top, yippie, had the right light for a good photo.
Back, fun to wear and fits nicely. The pattern was easy to make.
Now, for a behind the scenes look. This is my favorite place to take photos of samples. Braving the snow was easy after digging out my gaiters.
Beautiful if you are working from home.
Yes, it is snow dying time again. We ended up with a couple of inches and that means it is time to snow dye. I love watching the snow melt and the colors happen. The above pile of snow received a rainbow of dye colors.
Greens, Blues, and Yellows, I think. Once they start to melt it can be a challenge to figure out what colors I used.
Ever wondered how Over Dying happens? I elevate my drip trays about 1 to 1 1/2 inches, using scrap lumber. I should note that everything gets dye on it, so the scrap lumber now stays in my studio. Melted snow changes and varies in color, surprises happen.
Fire – Red, Orange, and Yellows are ready for their rinse.
Earthtones ready for their rinse. Grass, twigs or gravel do not affect the color.
Snow Dyed Orange Rainbow
Over Dyed Kingdom Idd
Snow Dyed Purple Fan
You can see more Snow Dyed and Over Dyed pieces on my website.