Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dyeing in the New Digs.....

I couldn't resist this photo opportunity when I opened my bedroom curtains yesterday morning. I love the reflection of the trees on the pavement. It looks like a delicate layer of lace over the pavement. OK, so that was kind of random, but I just couldn't help myself!

I decided it was time to dye some fabric in my new digs. Now, I know things look very organized in these pictures, but after a few tiny splats of dye on my computer and sewing machine, I decided that organized is the only way to be while dyeing fabric in this room! I guess if I would have been "organized", I would have put my sewing machine and computer away before I started!
I left the fabric in the dye vats over night and got them all rinsed out this morning. After running them through several wash cycles, I decided to air dry them in the beautiful Colorado sunshine. As the fabric was drying, I was raking up the yard, discovering the new growth sprouting up all around. I still can't get over the fact that things are sprouting in March!

Don't these fabrics add some great color to the landscape??
I don't know what I was thinking when I only ordered ten yards of fabric from Dharma Trading! I dyed all ten yards, and it doesn't look like much when it's all washed and folded! Since I didn't bring much fabric with me from Alaska, my stash here is pretty small. I have quite a bit of dye left over, so I'll be ordering up some more fabric very soon!


roxanestoner said...

Yeah...... Those are super. I wish I could do that on my own. Your picture of the line with the dyed pieces drying in the sun looked like a line of tibetan flags. Such a wonderful way to celbrate your first dig's dyeing.
Can't wait to visit you.

jess said...

oooohhhh, looks like a rainbow. pretty! only another couple of weeks before our grand colorado adventure! :)

Anonymous said...

If you didn't have so many trees in your yard, you wouldn't have to rake so dog-gone much.

Deb H said...

Lovely trees & lovely colors.