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  • v. dye by hand


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  • On the journal quilt, I have used the corset ad I mentioned above, one of the corset postcards I bought at Snibston, more bits of the hand-dye swatches, some eyelash yarn, green plastic fruit netting, and a big lace flower.

    Blue silk day

  • I pieced the back as well, from two pieces of hand-dyes - one of which was long enough but not wide enough, so I inserted a narrowish strip of a different hand-dye down the centre.

    Hoorah for traffic!

  • Can't really show what I worked on today, as I was testing the instructions for the June bag for the BQL bag challenge - but here are a couple of teases - I used some of the fat quarter (not a hand-dye, but a printed fabric made to look like space dyeing) on the left to make the flying geese units on the right.

    Bag tease

  • Anne suggested I might be using them as postcard backgrounds if nothing else, and she's right, I often use smaller pieces of hand-dyes in this way - I love the texture a hand-dye gives as a background fabric, so we may well see them used that way in future.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Oh, I should also say that for the first time, I've actually used the same piece of fabric for both pages - but as it was a hand-dye, and I picked two very different parts of the fabric, they do look quite different.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • And here's the block - what I'm going to do is make 20 of these blocks (which are 9 inches finished - those are 1.5 inch squares), each with a different colour batik/hand-dye, but all in pink, purple and blue, and all with the same cream coloured background.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • What drew me to Farmhouse Yarns was not only the fact that they buy wool directly from local, American sheep farmers, but they also hand-dye the brushed fleece themselves, in a menagerie of color combinations no less!

    Yearn-worthy Yarns: Farmhouse American Wool

  • Lami, I'm another scarf addict, and to make it worse I hand-dye scarves too, and though some of them are meant for sale, I can't always resist the urge to keep a particular beauty.

    Scarves into ?? - A Dress A Day

  • Just in case you are interested, here's how the fabrics were used, from the centre out: art nouveau centre: bag lining & hearts & handles for February test bag gold geometric print: supermarket shopper bag green batik: leaves (see above) orange trees: orange block swap turquoise shibori: postcard background pink floral: used then rejected (i.e. ripped out and replaced) for choc & pink bday block pink & orange stars: orange block swap brown circles: choc & pink block muted sage green tonal: outside of Feb test bag orange print: orange block swap blue stars: snowflake quilt, various christmassy things dark green batik: leaves (see above) multi-coloured purple hand-dye: little boxes, insides mostly also used the pink lace and brads on the Valentine's ornaments; the other laces, ribbons, etc are random

    Journal Quilt Project - Week 7 (and other stuff)

  • 'Embellishment with swarovski crystals, the use of other semi-precious stones like amethyst or opal, sequins, mirror-work, embroidery, applique work, screen printing, hand-dye, tie-dye - all techniques are being reinvented on home linen, "says Mandeep Nagi of Shades of India. - Top HomePage-TopStories News Headlines


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