Thursday, November 22, 2012

HDT Samples

I have decided to go back to my basics as far as hand dyeing thread (basics to me is how to mix up the dyes).  I also made a decision this week to go through Linda Johansen's Fabric Dyer's Dictionary book.  I am going to eventually do all the sample color swatches in thread instead of fabric.  Below is my first grouping.  I figured this would give me a good understanding what colors to use, how the dyes react to each other, and ideas for variegated threads.  My goal is to do one or two groups a week.  This will keep me busy and out of trouble!


  1. Oh, NO, not out of trouble? That would be too boring. I really admire all the people who do HDT. I'd never be able to do it as I know I'd be forever spilling it down myself!!! Look forward to hearing and seeing what you achieve.

  2. I have not dyed threads yet but do all my silk ribbon. Just need to find more time, love the colors! Linda in NM

  3. You have certainly done a great job on these colours...keep up the good work