Monday, 23 September 2013

Dyeing for FNSI…. and the Wool Lovers Hop begins today

Well, it was Saturday, but I did ‘technically’ start preparing on Friday??!!!!  

Here is how it went…..

it started with these on Friday…..

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…then Saturday morning, we turned up for the workshop and gathered what we needed……

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…there were quite a few of us…

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these ladies were very prepared and taught us well…..(our guild ladies are very talented and don’t mind sharing their passion)

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…we labelled our bags with the ‘secret’ recipes…..

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…washed our white fabrics in soda ash and stuck them in the little bags….one in each….

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….added the special ingredients and voila…….The hardest part was to leave them for 24 hours for the chemicals to ‘take’…….

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But after rinsing and rinsing and rinsing…..and rinsing…….and then washing…..I was able to hang them out on the line to dry…….

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….very proud of my results…..can’t wait to use them now…..I think I’m hooked on dyeing!!!!!

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Make sure you have your post up for FNSI by this afternoon……I”ll try and get to see everyone tonight but if not, I’ll be visiting during the week….in the meantime I WILL be drawing the two winners tonight…..fingers crossed and good luck!

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And don’t forget to join me in visiting all the lovely contributors to the Wool Lovers Blog Hop that starts today

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You can read more about it back on THIS POST, but in the meantime, here are the links…..

Monday, September 23

CJ Stitching and Blooms

Negligent Style

Sweet P

Reluctant Quilter

Racie Baby

Patchouli Moon Studio

The Raspberry Rabbits

Tuesday, September 24

Marla's Crafts

Secretly Stitching

Marjorie's Busy Corner

Sew Many Yarns

Val Spiers Sews
Quilted Crow Girls Design

Wednesday, September 25

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs

Wooly Red Rug

Chic n Fish

Maria do Carmo (Pieced Brain will be hosting!)

Selina Quilts

Sunshine Quilting

Thursday, September 26

A Quilt and a Prayer

Kat and Cat Quilts

Rosebuds Cottage

By The Bay Neddleart

***Sugarlane Designs***

Sheila's Quilt World

Friday, September 27

Hallbrook Designs

Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals
Mummzy Stamps
Meadowbrook

Friendship Crossing
Fryeber

Make sure you pop in and say Hi……there will be loads of tutorials and freebies each day……

Now I’m off to visit some very special stitching friends today *wink*….wonder what hijinx we’ll get up to today!?!

sugary hugs xox :o)

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10 comments:

Anthea said...

Wow Wendy, all the dyeing looks amazing - love the 'on the line' pic! - can't wait to see what you make with them...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your newly dyed fabrics look amazing, gorgeous colours!

Michelle Ridgway said...

How neat is that. Lots of creating ahead Wendy.
Hugs x

Fiona said...

What fun Wendy... I love your ones...
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Awww, Wendy, you make me want to go get my dyes out and make some pretty fabric. They are such beautiful colours. Now what will you make with them? Dont forget to admire and stroke them first.
Hugs xx

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Beautiful dyeings, I love your colours!

Kelly Elliott said...

Well done. those colours looked very vibrant. lovely rainbow.

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cq4fun said...

Your colors look wonderful! I have to admit the only way I'd ever do this is in a class like that. I'll dye laces with OzDyes, but that's not much of a mess.

tich said...

These look so great. I am so envious!