Saturday, August 23, 2008

my dyeing day

I'm dyeing today--cloth, paper, and my hair. I got my hair cut earlier today so I decided to use the box of hair dye (burgundy) I've had in the bathroom cupboard for weeks. In addition, I'm dyeing some heavy handmade paper from off-white to orange, plus space dyeing some silk ribbon and cords for use in scarves and probably in the fiber workshop I plan to teach in October. Needless to say my hands will be a sight--I can't stand gloves.

I use Procion and Jacquard dyes for cloth, and I decided to try them on the paper as well. It really soaked up that pure color! I love the fact that the dyes come in so many great colors and are easy to use. It's probably also good that I have flexible expectations because I'm so fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants when it comes to things like this.

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Julie said...

Hope you got the hair dye on your hair and the fabric dyes on the fabric! :) Looking forward to seeing the results and your hair!!

Genie said...

Have Fun! look forward to seeing results, i am same as you as to wearing gloves

SaraLynn said...

Hey there!!
Dyeing sounds very fun...something my kids would enjoy too mich ;)

Hope you are well and I appreciate all the kind emails. i am glad to be back from my break!

CG said...

Don't get all those dyes muddled up please!!