Monday, July 26, 2010

dyeing to be blue


Last week I experimented with dyeing a few strips of fabric to be used for a project scheduled for an August 1 unveiling.
Staining would probably be a more accurate description than dyeing. This is a coffee and blueberry mixture.
I'm pleased enough with the results that now I plan to try it with some old linens I purchased at an antique mall a few weeks ago.

9 comments:

Bea said...

Interesting combination coffee and blueberries. I'll have to try to remember that and not eat all my blueberries. :)Bea

Quilt or Dye said...

Last week I was in the Berkshires. Yep, it is gorgeous! And your daughter is not bad looking either. LOL

Barbara said...

Your daughter is lovely, and I know the attachment to the youngest, especially when it's a girl at that early 20-ish age. Us Moms feel the connection. Our youngest is 24, coincidentally also living in Mass. I wish she was closer. She's not an 'only' -- God bless.

dosfishes said...

I would not have thought of blueberries and coffee together, the blue is so subtle. Your daughter looks happy in this photo and glad to see you I am sure.
Glad you enjoyed your time together in the Berkshires, how could you miss.

Barbara said...

PS: Forgot to mention your unique coffee and blueberry dye! I recently died with tea for a primitive doll and dress I made, and I like the result. It's interesting how different fabrics take the dye in different ways! I think I might branch out into whatever I can think to try now after reading your post. Thanks for the nudge to experiment. :)

Patty said...

Hello Deb,Thought I would reply to your comment on my blog about the 'Card Locked!' error message on my camera, at the Long Beach Festival.
I was surprised that someone I asked wouldn't know about it! One man said it would need to go to the camera shop, or sent back to Cannon. I have never noticed that little sliding button on the side of the SD card before. It was a good feeling when I found out that was what was wrong. Also,I had seen most of the quilts at the Long Beach show before, though there were several art quilts that were lovely, and I would have liked to view them on my computer again....
When I used to make mohair teddy bears, often I would dye the mohair. I think it is magic what tea or something else can do to color and texture. I will look to see what you are up to later..Have fun! *Your daughter is darling!

Mary said...

Your daughter is lovely. Coffee and blueberries - interesting. I've never tried dying with natural ingredients (other than tea).

Healing Woman said...

The combination makes a beautiful muted shade. Glad you had fun with your very lovely daughter.

Suzanne Kistler said...

So glad you were able to celebrate with your daughter. Memories are treasures, and it's good to keep adding to the treasure chest...