Monday, April 13, 2009

A Good Day to Dye

With apologies to Chief Low Dog and the Klingons of Star Trek, it was a good day to dye. There are some tasks that spark that creative gusto in me and dyeing fabric is one of them. Endless possibilities wait in a pot full of hot water and some colored powder.

I began with these white pieces – so clean, so pure, so ready for transformation. So long.

I looked at my choices - so many from which to choose. In the end, it’s just a matter of jumping in.

The first results are in: A few pieces in traditional teddy bear colors that the manufacturer doesn’t supply in this fabric.

Next: a little wild, a little hairy, a little more flair. These may be faeries one day. I can’t wait to get started.

As I said it was a good day to dye – and my husband and daughter plunged right in with their own project.

The stove had eggs in one pot, fabric dye in another. The counter had mohair on one side, egg dye on the other. The kitchen table had two canvases with paint drying. The dog stayed out of sight. He must have heard a rumor somewhere a long time ago someone in our family painted a dog. He wasn’t taking any chances.


  1. beautiful color, (eggs and fabric), thee dog make a wise decision...just in case..:D

  2. wow!! love those colours! Can't wait to see your new creations and their new coats!! :D


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