Monday, August 22, 2011

After the Workshop

I have been working on getting my Dye Bible completely put together.  I only have three envelopes to finish, and then I will need to go through the book carefully and identify those swatches that need to be redyed.  Here's where I finished last night.

I apparently left my double-stick tape up in Heber, so I had to go buy another couple of rolls.  The stuff is expensive!!

We had some fabric issues when we dyed the swatches- some of them were heavier than the rest, and came out paler than they should have as a result.  It also meant our stacks of swatches were short!  Fortunately the print cloth I brought was the same weight as the rest, so we used some of that to make up for the shortage.  The swatches that dyed paler, however, I will want to re-dye.  Good practice!

I've also decided what I will be overdyeing first.  I did this piece of rayon/linen a couple of months ago, intending to make a jacket.  I wasn't very happy with how it turned out.

The pale background has a sort of peachy cast, and that was the color I compared to my dye swatches to determine how I want to overdye it.  Yes, it will affect the swirls- change the color somewhat and darken the valued- but mostly, I want to get rid of the peachy background.  I think I know my color, but probably won't decide for sure until this weekend when I dye it.

In the meantime, it's time to tape down some more fabric swatches!

Oh- and in the midst of all that, the second reveal for Tangled Textiles was last week while I was in Heber.  Take a look at all the wonderfully varied interpretations of 'Celebrate!'


Debra Spincic said...

This looks like a very valuable reference book when it is done.

Rian said...

That's a lot of work, but I'm sure it will pay off in the long run.

Gina said...

What a fabulous resource you'll have!

JB said...

It sounds like you have found a process you really enjoy. Have fun!

Patty Ashworth said...

There is a double sided tape for putting plastic over windows in the winter. It runs cheaper than stuff in an office supply store. Look in Walmart once the winter insulating things go in.