Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Golden Maple fabric

Haven't stitched in over a month, but I got the urge to hand dye some fabric for a project I am thinking about starting. I have been thinking about The Workbasket's Quaker Evens . I really like the October one with the acorns, but I couldn't find a suitable fabric in my stash for it, so I came up with this. I like the way it turned out:

080811 Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds Golden Maple 005

I want to use Crescent Colours German Chocolate cotton hand dyed floss for the piece as well:

080811 Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds Golden Maple 004

I think it looks suitably fall like. :) Well, I need to get going. Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! :)


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bahama Breeze

Holy lack of posting, Batman! My last post was on 11.03.2010. Wow. I suppose this is what happens when life gets in the way. I finally managed to get around to dyeing more fabric. This time it's for the Heaven and Earth Designs message board Storykeep SAL. I chose the Treasures SK for my part in the SAL. I have to post at least 3 pictures in my relevant SAL group before January 7th, I will be sent the other three charts towards the end of January. I can't wait to get started on it! :)

Here is the fabric that I dyed. I wanted something other than white, as there are a LOT of stitches of just white for the background. I am seriously contemplating ditching all of that white, because there is about 2-3,000 stitches of just plain white. Ugh. NOT looking forward to that at all! So, I decided that instead of stitching white on white, I would stitch it on a turquoise colored fabric and this is what I came up with:

062211 Fleur de Luce Hand Dyeds Bahama Breeze

I think it came out great. I wish I had had some opalescent to dye, but then again, it may not have come out this color. Ah, well. More's the pity, eh?

Well, I need to get going. Lots more to post on my main blog .

Thanks for stopping by! :)


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