Friday, August 5, 2011

More Dying

We also dyed silk ribbon-threads -braids and laces while we were at it and I am sure going to find it hard parting with these--but I know that I would only store them away and just look at them.
The first picture is the silk ribbon and threads-for some reason we don't have a green.




This bundle is the braids-laces and some motifs.


This is some silk velvet-very pretty soft colours.

This is silk dupion dyed in the same jars as the velvets above.
We had several metres of cotton lace that we dyed with the stuff I showed yesterday and for some reason it came out with big white blotches so Suzanne overdyed it with pearl grey which toned down the original colours and gave the white sections a soft muted colour.

Very happy with the result.


All we have to do now is iron all the stuff and package it--phew not looking forward to that job.

14 comments:

shirley said...

Looks like a rainbow came to your house with all those lovely colours. You have been busy.

Maggi said...

You are going to sell out of all this so quickly. What a good idea to overdye with the pearl grey, I will remember that one.

Anneliese said...

Wow, this is heaven!! Lovely colours - and oh, those fabrics and braids - I could scream of joy!

Heather said...

Gorgeous fabrics and threads Doreen. You'll have Dale worried if you carry on like this!! Those packs will be a sell out.

Sandy said...

WOW! They are great.

Kris said...

Wow, these look so wonderful! How rewarding for you to create these!!

Dorothy said...

Happy selling with all your beautiful fabrics and braids. it is no wonder you are pleased.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo gorgeous colours. Love the velvets. Kim

karen said...

love the colours in the top picture....I'm making your Burka as we speak!!

Janet said...

When you dye things you always come up with the prettiest colors. It would be hard for me to part with these but I know I'd be just like you. I'd put them away and only pull them out to look at them once in awhile.

Downunderdale said...

Lovely stuff Doreen - I know someone who lives in your town whose dyeing would improve no end after a lesson from you....

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

GOREGOUS!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would thinking ironing all that would be a whole lot more fun than having to iron the dreaded laundry! I seriously doubt you'll have any left after the show is over.

carole brungar said...

Wow, I'm loving all the colour ways you've got. Wish I lived closer and could attend the sale table!
Actually, it's probably a good thing I don't LOL