Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More HDT Samples

I just finished a grouping of orange to black samples.  Really like the gradations from the samples.   Scanning does not to it justice but one gets the idea.

Also, since I seem be on a roll, I overdyed for the third time a 75-yard skein of thread.  I have had problems with streaking (the dye not being thoroughly taken by the thread).  I believe I now have the formula I need and lo and behold - no streaking!  I will be using this thread for the spinning wheel mat.  Just need to decide what color to use for the chains?

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!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Butterfly Heart and Bookmark

The heart is from Karey Solomon in her Hearts belong to Tatting book.  Did this one waiting in the emergency room with my mother this morning.

The bookmark is from Tat Days 2012.  It is a Daisy Picot technique which I have never done (til now).  I just finished dying some size 80 hot pink thread.  I have a hankie with holes around the edge.  I will be making a Daisy Picot edging for a hankie and turn it into a baby bonnet for my granddaughter.  Will post when complete.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pretty New Shuttles

This is what the mail delivered today!  Pretty new Aerlit shuttles.  I was the proud recipient of a set after naming one of the shuttles (actually shared the name with Jane Eborall).  I am sooooo excited. 

I am almost finished with my knitted carseat blanket for our granddaughter who just arrived this morning.  After that, it is a tatted pearl tatted edging bonnet for her so two of these pretty shuttles will be put to use!