Tuesday, May 24, 2016

the Haul

It's finally coming 'round to hot enough for dyeing here in Georgia after a long spell of wet and chilly. I went to Goodwill this morning to drop off a set of frilly curtains that I've been saddled with for a while. Never went inside! Such willpower. Then I saw the 20% everything sign on the antique/consignment depot that's right next door.

There WILL be a new dye session tomorrow and it's gonna be HOT!

Buggy Oatmeal, Soggy Cheerios and Rice of Questionable Age will be shouldering the color. I'll remix and recalibrate the colors away from the previous sessions. The recipients of all this glory?  A half ACRE of premium, heavy-weight muslin from India, complete with yards of cotton stitched eyelet lace and another acre of superb double damask from Ireland. The latter has been professionally laundered and ironed to death, poor thing. I can barely make out the pattern but the cloth is rich and thick and will drink up the color.


grace Forrest~Maestas said...


Ms. said...

It's good to give in to 20% off everything! Drink water--a LOT of water.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

At last... dye season! We're due for our first 80-degree day next week... it had to come, just took its time this year. Have fun with your great finds!

arlee said...

sigh, covet, sigh, covet covet covet

the elusive Tazmeena Green

Sweetie was not much help in the search for Tazmeena Green. It's a color to bask in, mostly. There were a few that were close, ...

Play it again Sam.