I've decided to set the green hand dye aside for the time being. Too much obsessing that got me nowhere!
I also figured it might be a good time for some therapy sewing, a la Rayna Gillman. This one won't be a scrap quilt, but I am using up a stash of color gradations I made a few years ago. Throw in a good bit of solid white, and I hope to end up with a quilt for Michelle. So far, I've got eight strip sets at least partially constructed. Here's two after I did a diagonal cut- I'm thinking I need to do another one of those.
I've also started getting my supplies together for next week's workshop with Carol Soderlund, Dyeing to Discharge. I have. . .
my respirator, gloves, an old sheet (press cloth), thermofax screens, and a sketchbook. . .
shibori supplies, containers, buckets, my little drawer unit full of stamps and stencils. . .
two kinds of black commercial cotton, a couple of black tees, a bolt of Hoffman lawn, a bolt of bamboo/cotton, some silk yardage, and a bunch of not-so-stellar hand dyes I hope to remake. Think this will all fit in the back of my Prius?
I had almost everything on Carol's two page list. Today I'll get the rest, just some Press and Seal, gallon zip lock bags, some Sharpies, some lightweight gloves, and another kitty litter pan. I figure by this time next week, I should be totally exhausted, with a brain ready to explode from all I've learned!
Today is a few hours of work, then getting ready to leave for Moab tomorrow for a friend's wedding. The next ten days on my calendar are jam-packed!