Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Bit of Dyeing

Yesterday Marliss came over and I gave her a mini lesson on dyeing wool for her rugs.  She's been buying some clothing from the thrift stores, and a little bit off the bolt at the fabric store.We did some in a pot on the stove, some spot dyeing in the microwave, and even some in the crock pot. I forgot to take pictures of her final products, but here is some of the wool that I did for myself after she left. Golds/mustards and reds - yummy!


And I thought I'd share how I store my Cushings dye packets. They are filed alphabetically by the name of the color.  I buy these little wooden crates at the thrift store - they were made to hold cassette tapes and they're just the perfect size for the dye - in fact the kool aid packages fit right in there too - sometimes I like to play with that when I dye. These two crates are full now - I might have to go on the hunt for another one! 


5 comments:

Mindy said...

Those are pretty colors! Don't you just love wools!

debra said...

Oooooh....your wool looks so lovely. And all my favorite colors!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
WOW! That's a lot of Cushing dye. Where do you buy yours? I still haven't tried dyeing yet ~ other than with black walnut dye. One of these days I must! Your wool looks beautiful.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

whitey said...

definitely yummy!

brenda said...

the cassette crate is a great idea!