Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dyeing Day

my sister and her husband are here from NC
they've been having a great visit with Mom
plus giving me some much needed rest

today I am staying home
all day

it's a little dreary
a little cool
the perfect day for playing in the dye pots
I have a large collection of Cushing dyes and recipes
I enjoy Karen's recipes
for their simplicity and gorgeous colors

this link will take you to Karen's etsy shop
I can highly recommend her little books
full of dye recipes and wonderful information

in the past I have used these recipes so many times
that wool has been hooked and I sorely miss it in my stash

so many perfect backgrounds here
the recipes are simple

marbleizing is a great way to get started "dyeing"

I also have her Lavender book 
which also includes background recipes


I have tons of dye books and recipes
right now I'm in the mood for softer shades
subtle variations

I'm in no way connected with Karen
simply sharing some information
hoping to encourage others to dye some wool
it will make your work unique

I recently purchased some of her marbled wool
from her esty shop a ~ it's heavenly
quite inspiring too!

Wishing you all a wonderful day


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Love all of Karen's wools ~ her color palette is as special as she is :)
Enjoy your day Kelleygirl <3

Saundra said...

I have all those booklets and have used several of her recipes but haven't dyed using the recipes in a while. What I don't have are her wool samples and I'm sure it is a plus to have those on hand as well.

Happy dyeing and please show us your results.

cucki said...

happy dyeing my dear.
smiles and love x

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy dyeing. Be sure to share your results.
Glad your sister is there to help with mom and to allow you to recharge your batteries :)

WoolenSails said...

Those are gorgeous colors. I need to find all my books when I clean, things are all over the place.
I have books I always go to and the one to dye with 3 colors, but I always end up throwing wool in and throwing in some dye and seeing what happens, lol.


Miccosukee said...

When I first decided to rug hook, I bought dye books, dye pots and pans and lots of dyes. Now that I can no longer pick up anything that weighs over 5 lbs.., there goes any hopes of dying. Someday I will need to pass this all on to someone else. Too bad I never found anyone around here who shared my interests. I did end up once doing some penny dyeing.