Monday, May 06, 2013

butternut break out

I'm going to let them all just hang there in the rain for today - save me the water and energy of doing it by hand. The ones with other colors going on are overdyes.

This is a pleasing method..mixing up enough of The Color of the Day in one of those deep steel hotel tubs, tumbling the fabric chunks altogether then letting them stew for a few hours until another good tumble with a  dose with soda ash sauce and then an overnight soak.



7 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
and
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
oooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeee
i want the WHOLE WORLD TO
LOOK LIKE THIS....I WANT THIS
CLOTH ATTACHED TO EVERYTHING,
TREES PEOPLE CARS GOATS BIRDS
BUILDINGS BOATS AIRPLANES
FLAGS OF IT
MORE FLAGS OF IT
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tiedyejudy said...

Beautiful, yummy colors! Sunshine captured and bound to the cloth... my fave thing to do!

Carolyne said...

what a glorious color!!!!!!!!

Sherri ~ daintytime said...

I agree with Grace, there is nothing more refreshing, sunshiny and happy than seeing vivid color waving its welcome on a porch or a line even in the rain!

Carolyne said...

how do you get this color or is it a trade secret!!

Deb said...

No secrets here but no measuring or recording keeping either. It's mostly golden yellow tempered just a bit with curry and grape. I add tiny splash and stir..dip in a rag and if I like what comes up, into the soup the cloth goes..Not scientific at all.

Carolyne said...

spoken like a cook cook! no recipe! the color is so luscious it makes me want to bathe in it.