Quilts for Sale

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wool Sorbet

Among other things planned for the show, I'll have hand-dyed (by me) fabrics, my quilt patterns, quilt photo notecards, vintage sewing things, fabrics and buttons, and whatever else might surface in the studio over the next 2 1/2 weeks. 

It's been very cold here - much too cold to dye cottons outside.  So I've resorted to dyeing small bits of wool in the microwave.  Here is "The Sorbet Collection."




Below are detail shots.  I used two types of wool and was surprised that one felted much more readily than the other.  The effect can be seen primarily in the custom mixed greens and one of the blues.


 I like the mottling effect achieved by stuffing the wool tightly into jars.



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