Monday, July 30, 2012

More HDT & Ribbons

First of all, I have been tatting away at making green ribbons at a request of a fellow tatter.  These are for a fund raiser in support of a family member that has had a heart transplant.  Green designates heart transplant. 

Second,  I was able to get out the dyes this weekend and here is what I was able to accomplish!

The solid I did on Saturday with fresh dyes.  The third color was suppose to be teal blue; however, it is way to dark for my liking.

Shannon in a previous post commented that she liked the green and purple.  I liked the pretty blue/gray from the varigated.  So, on Sunday I tried to duplicate the colors.  Well, I used the blue/gray from the solid above (obviously it dyes differently soaking verses brushing on the thread).  The green and purple were fresh (very close to what was done previously!  YEAH).  The rust was fresh and a little deeper than I made previously and like the color better. 

The second varigated had a very interesting outcome.  I mixed fresh navy blue.  I used the red from the above solid and mixed the blue/gray with the grape.  Well, when it was washed out, the red faded to a light lavender/pink color, the blue/gray/grape was streaky and the navy ended up with slight variated shades. 

I have one more variagated I want to try and hopefully will do that on Thursday. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Latest HDT

Here is my latest HDT.  The colors are a little lighter than I wanted, so it will be back to the formular board.  The varigated is by first attempted.  It turned out well I think.  I mistakenly used the steel gray instead of grape so I will probably redo it also.  The last coral pink was an experiment.  I mixed two colors left over and that is the result.  Will definately want to redye and make more yardage. 
I now have colors for making gifts for people who will be covering me when I am on vacation later this year.

I plan on starting another list of colors to dye.  This time when I am dying, I will be more careful when I am finished with a color to put it away so it doesn't get mixed up and used accidently.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Teal Awareness and Patriotic Ribbon

Here are my finished teal (ovarian cancer) awareness ribbons.  They are on their way to family members in support of our neice.  

All ribbon patterns are from Lenore English (see link in last post)

The patriotic ribbon was my first attempt at split rings.  I think I have managed that technique quite well. 

I hopefully will be able to play at dyeing some more thread tomorrow and try to attempt a 3 color varigated.  We will see.

I have signed up for Tat Days in September (event sponsered by the Palmetto Tatting Guild.  This is my first and I am so excited to be attending.