Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Dye Pots III 1/2

The pole wrappings aren't quite dry, so I thought I'd play it safe and leave them on the pole for another day. I want those pleats to be nice a crisp. BUUUUUUUUUT, I did take a couple pictures that give you an idea of how cool they're going to be! Hee Hee :) The first one is the pink one with black over it and the second one is the turquoise one, with purple over it. If they feel dry tonight, I'll take them off the pole, and photograph them. But since I know a lot of people are anxious to see some results, (me included!) I did take some pictures of the green organza that I dyed along with these, remember? I sewed quilting grade thread in rows along the fabric, scrunching as I went. You just do a running stitch all the way across. I did that in two sections. Here's what it looked like partially scrunched up:

I then over dyed it with a darker shade of green, removed the thread with a seam ripper (if you wait until it's dry, it's a lot easier), and ironed it flat. It's a very subtle pattern, but I think it would make a nice lining for a bag. I've been itching to make totes and bags for my shop using hand dyed fabric, so this green organza may be just the push I needed to get started. Anyway, here are pictures of the final result!

Pretty, isn't it? :) What fabric colors/patterns do you think would go best with this lining? Any suggestions for the outside of the bag?

3 comments:

The Muttering Chef said...

How about something like this?
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/dablsp.html
or this?
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/vbncb.html
or this?
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/dttst.html
and I love this fabric, though I don't know if it would go with your green:
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/etblc.html
this is cool:
http://reprodepotfabrics.com/etscgr1.html

I'll stop. I love reprodepot!

The Muttering Chef said...

Oh, and those are beautiful colors. Did you see the most recent post on Knitting Iris?
http://knittingiris.typepad.com/knitting_iris/2007/02/bug_juice.html
I love that deep pink.

Luke said...

this is so cool!

you do so many really really interesting things, get younger and move to Brisbane Australia. and dump your husband i can see it working.

demands?

yes but i love the green things your into trinkets trinkets are so fun!

i was looking up salt dying and this is just yeah fun fun fun!