Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday Was Funday

I procrastinated and finally got the poles in the dye buckets in late afternoon. Because I started so late I didn’t finish until almost 1 a.m.


This was my favorite piece of all the fabrics I dyed.


I had at least 40 pieces of fabric ready to dye. See that red one?  I thought the dyes on that one had soda ash added.

When I put it in the dye pot I realized it had only been underpainted without soda ash. By that time it was too late to do anything about it and some of the fabrics ended up with a light pink cast where they should have been pure white.


This was another favorite. I did something had not done before. Can you see the curved line down the center? You can also see some of the pink cast on this one. I think the ones that got the pinkish cast were close to the red pole.

I had far too many poles in the dye pot. I was trying to fit them all in and that was a mistake. It was very difficult to manipulate the fabrics every 15 minutes which is the recommended way things should be done.


I love the texture on this piece. I think it was the only piece I dyed dry in this batch.

I have more poles wrapped and waiting and will do a few more and then today or tomorrow will do another black batch.

After that I will do a few more colors that are missing in my palette.


Mary Stori said...

WOW!!!! The Fiber Junkies have voted to invite you to NC when we hold our next dye session!!!

Robbie said...

I love each of these pieces!!! Patterns are great!!!! Even the 'pink' cast looks cool on them.

Vicki W said...

You got some great results!

Judy Ferguson said...

How amazing is that!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Beautiful! Do you remember how you got that curved line in the second picture? It reminds me of a backbone.

Anonymous said...

looks like it was a great day. I confess to being a fair weather dyer and the weather here in Texas is now perfect for being outside doing anything including pulling weeds.

Leslie Tucker Jenison said...

Really gorgeous, Kay! Did you stitch some of those pieces to get that look (on the last one)? I love pole-wrapped shibori. Makes me want to get out my pvc pipes!

Mary Valerie said...

Wow, you have been busy! Fabulous pieces!

Robin said...

Gorgeous pieces. The bottom one looks like ice crystals on a window.
how about a puzzle?

Anonymous said...

Love, love,love your dye projects!