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! 


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 :)

whitey said...

definitely yummy!

brenda said...

the cassette crate is a great idea!