I can hardly believe it... I began this blog 5 years ago.....well, actually....5 years plus a week ( kinda let the "blog-versary" slip by)
In my very first post I said: "Blogging is a new concept for me. I have absolutely no clue as to what I
am doing just yet but I have never let that stop me before. I have
found many blogs to be intriguing and inspiring. What will I bring to
this forum?....I do not know. I will just have to see
where this leads."
Over the past 5 years, I have stitched, stamped, carved, drawn, painted, stenciled, beaded, dyed, printed, discharged, inked, doodled, designed, batiked and papercut, in addition to cotton and wool, I have used leaves, rocks, dryer sheets, paper, metal and other "found" objects. It has been 5 years of experimentation and exploration, I am loving playing with everything I can get my hands on.
This past weekend, I spent time dyeing threads, I decided to see what results could be obtained using just 3 colours of dye.
After creating several skeins with plain, off-white mercerized cotton.....about 15 yards in each, I soaked them in a soda ash solution, then, mixed up a yellow, an orange and a cherry red dye.
I saturated the cotton with dye in a variety of ways, each giving different effects.....I think my favourites came from applying dye to specific areas using an eye dropper. Here is a closer look at a few of them