Thursday, October 12, 2017

strange doings



The (unseen) bloody of this picture had to be attended to first. While I picked glass slivers from my hand, this river of Turquoise dye, King of Stains, wandered across the table and cascaded to the floor. 

A mason jar that I was holding vibrated under my fingers and an eye-shaped shard sprang out. The vibration felt as if I had a big bumblebee inside the middle and ring fingers of the glove I was wearing. It was the strangest sensation.

I thought I was using a paint stick to stir the dye but while I was cleaning up, I found it still clean. Even if I had used a spoon, I would have been careful not to bang it around in the jar. 

The upshot was that I spent over an hour cleaning and by the time I was done, my back was saying "that's it for the dye day" but I staggered back outside onto the deck and got it done. I will be sorry tomorrow.

5 comments:

  1. (((Deb))) white light

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  2. Weird! And what a mess. I've only had one really big disaster in the 20 years I've been dyeing, but it was a doozie... not fun to clean up!

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  3. Definitely not the recommended way to get iron content into your dye ... hope you heal well and soon

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  4. That was unexpected to say the least. Be well.

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