Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Changing Colours


Went through my fabric stash
Found some peaches and bright yellows
that have been sitting there for years.
So out came the dyes
and some over-dyeing was done.
To my surprise a lot of red occurred
Still not really colours I was looking for!


But I love accidents


and will give them a chance
to tell me if they have a story to develop


This would be my favourite
think it started off as my mop-up cloth.

Meanwhile the giant bundles are still stewing
in a brew of
Queen Anne's lace
ferns
golden rod
and garden waste.

The bundles are always at their most beautiful
just before you unwrap them.
Oh such fun!


21 comments:

  1. All three are beautiful! I'd love to see what you do with them!

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  2. Thanks, Holly...they're streaky just like your lovely birch piece.

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  3. Oh , sky cathedrals i see!!!!!

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    1. Yes, cathedral windows popped into my head too.

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  4. Ooooooh! My colours!!!

    ...just had a load to match out of my dye bags....

    ...all ready to use in Birmingham and France. :-)

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  5. I love those bottom two. They're gorgeous.

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    1. Bold and dramatic aren't they especially after natural dyeing for the past year.

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    1. Always an adventure for me since I'm not very scientific of precise!

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  8. Never knowing exactly what you'll get -- just like the rest of life! Beauty develops along with the surprise.

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    1. Think I do it just for the surprises!

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  9. It does look like fun - I love the stripy effect!

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  10. ...bunch of bundle madnesses happening around our continent at the moment. Oh, ain't that GRAND?! That mop cloth sure has a lot to say ;>]]

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    1. Those usually end up as my favourites simply because they become a bit muddier!

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  11. I love all the colours - especially the top & bottom samples. Lots of inspiration methinks.

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    1. Lots of inspiration...problem is where to begin!

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  12. I think mop-up cloths are probably my favourites; you couldn't make them if you tried. These cloths are marvellous, Penny.

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