Making the most of a whole two days without rain.
There was a hole in my glove.
My finger is the colour of mahogany.
My own hand, dyed.
beooootiful colours, including your “hand dyed”! 🙂
Dyed fingers…the sign of a true devotee………….and fab fabric shades to go with it lol
The sign of an idiot who doesn’t notice having wet fingers despite wearing gloves! Guess I must have been absorbed in the task : -)
you had two days without rain????? Who do I complain to???
um… God…? Actually there were a couple of showers so it wasn’t entirely without rain. Whatever happened to those long hot summers we used to have…
Love your colors! My fingers have turned greenish brown lately – so many weeds and silly me didn’t wear gloves. Great post.
Thanks 🙂 It’s all the rain making everything grow. My garden’s getting a bit wild too.
Evidence of all your hard work!
I am laughing with you, as I did the same thing last summer with indigo! I thought it was odd that my right hand was sweating, but not the left! Wishing you a wonderful week, even with mahogany fingers.
Love your colours – glad the rain stopped.
Such beautiful colours Karen – what dyes have you used?
At least your finger will recover!!!
Yes, the colour’s wearing off, slowly… these are Procion dyes. I find them to be safe, reliable and easy to use. Some of the mordants necessary for eco-dyeing can be quite hazardous.
Thanks Karen yes I do use these Procion sometimes and natural dyes at other times but most often with my work I use the silk dyes!
ah, silk dyes – which ones? I’ve used the Colorhues range before, though they come in very tiny, expensive little bottles!
I could just jump into that first photo with glee – gorgeous colors! And I have dyed my fingers before too 🙂
This is only a third of the total amount dyed – last batch needs rinsing and washing today and then it will take me about a week to sort through everything. Some for me, some for the shop, some for me, some for the shop… if I can bear to part with anything 🙂
Oh, dyeing….a magic world!
full of surprises sometimes 🙂
Such beautiful colours! And I see you’re dying threads and silk tops as well as fabrics. And hands, of course. 😀 What joy!
There is SUCH a huge pile of fabric and thread to sort through, measure, document and photograph. This will keep me out of trouble for a week or two!
Karen, Forgot to let you know I received your fabrics just fine. I wanted them for a dress I was revamping and got started right away and forgot to let you know I got them, and how pleased I was. Even better in person, as always. Thanks.
Excellent! That’s great news; thanks for letting me know, Helen. Glad you like them 🙂
such gorgeous stuff here! If I were you, I’d want to keep it all… As for the dyed finger, have you seen the indigo fingernails of those you dip in those vats?!! At least yours is kind of skin-toned!
I intend to keep some, certainly… more of that soon 🙂 And yes, I was thankful that it wasn’t blue!
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You're welcome to pick your way through threads and stitches, but I'd be really grateful if you could be kind enough to refrain from pinning.