Yesterday was so fun! I love the Aldo Leopold Sale. The vendors are really talented, the location is gorgeous, the people are nice and I get to support the nature center. What could be better?
Matt took a quick shot of me with my tunics and other awesome blue things for sale. Now I can relax for a little while, which is awesome.
The tunics will soon be available at Blue Bar Quilts in Middleton so be sure to stop by.
I’ve been dyeing like crazy to get ready for my December 3rd Sale at the Aldo Leopold Center in Madison. To be honest, I fear that I made too much. I’m going to bring a bunch of stuff, display one or two of each type of dyed thing and keep some under the tables. But you’re in the know, so ask me to bring out more patterns when you stop by my table.
I had a lot of fun dyeing at One One Thousand but only shared pictures through Instagram so here are some collaged screen shots
I’ve been lucky enough to dye in all of the publicly available dye studios in town: Blue Bar Quilts, The Electric Needle and – though it not officially a dye studio – One One Thousand. They are all my favorite places to dye. All of them.
So if you are a local dyer, I recommend that you call one up and reserve some time. They are all equally awesome. I was treated to a beautiful sunset when leaving One One Thousand so I’m sharing my blurry picture of it with you. I hope I see you tomorrow!!!
I took the batch of shirts that I dyed last week back into my indigo vat at Paradigm Gardens to redip. They got sooooooo dark!
Woohoo! That’s one of the awesome super powers of indigo dye. The more times to dip your fabric in, the darker it gets. Now they will hang for a few days before I wash them.
Yes, Dye Day with an exclamation point! Because the day was super fun. I’ve been prepping fabric for a little while now and was planning to dye them on Thursday (today) but I had a meeting and drank so much coffee. When I got home, dyeing the fabric RIGHT NOW was the only thing that made sense.
I did some random test fabrics just for fun and practice. They didn’t all work. The one on the left is a total mess. It’s still pretty though.
I’m especially pleased with this one. It looks super awesome.
More tests just for fun. Plus a bonus background chicken.
And a set of a dozen napkins. There are only 11 because of the mess in the first picture. That’s ok. I love learning how to do things and I can always make more. In fact, I ordered two dozen more yesterday.
I had such a fun morning dyeing with brides to be Denise and Janny. It was a custom dye job but they did the dyeing. I just did the constant obsessive chatter about indigo.
Here’s the before picture. It’s a white linen skirt now…but not for long.
Into the vat to get green (bonus photo bomb by Brad the chicken)
Janny and Denise worked together because we are all suckers for romance.
Hard to tell from the shady picture but we’re watching it turn from green to blue.
They were very happy with the results. It’s super dark but will lighten up a couple of shades in the wash and will walk down the aisle in a couple of weeks.
|This part sat on the outdoor fireplace grill – a very popular piece.|