Monday, September 20, 2010

Design Wall Monday

The design wall isn't too interesting today. I've made a full size pattern for the banner and I'm working on the technique, and preparing the fabric for dyeing. I don't have a washer or dryer at home, so I used the wringer I bought a while back (just for this purpose) after I soaked the fabric in the soda ash. I bought stuff to make a drying line outside and dried it out there. It was a nice hot dry day, so when I got back from church everything was already dry. I threw some more stuff in the soda ash (I want to dye a couple of sets of onesies and socks, and some t-shirts of mine need over dying).
Now I need to get the recipes so I can get the colors about right. I know they won't be exactly as in the book...I'm using silk and it is natural rather than white, but everything is ready to go.

To see what others are doing, check out Judy's blog.


Chris said...

Dyeing is always so much fun. My kids always get excited and pull out all their t-shirts to dye while I do fabric. :)

Debby said...

I think this banner will be beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished!

Gari said...

Wow, that looks like a lot of work. I haven't seen a wringer in years.


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