Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - #27

Good morning! This is part of a ring that can be found at Tami's blog. Please go check out all of the other great projects there. I didn't post last Wednesday because I was shoveling snow. Southeastern Michigan got far less snow than most of the rest of the country, so I will not complain about the amount we got other than to say that if I had blogged rather than shoveled, we would have stayed home from work or else gotten there very late.

If you read my post on Saturday, you know that I brought some snow into my house and played with dyes.
I think I had too much water versus dye in this project, and on Sunday I ended up squeezing out the two pale pieces, soaking them in soda ash water, and immersing them in the runoff dye. The two pieces with red on them just got more golden yellow. I did love the wonderful colors I got on the darker yellow piece in this picture. Here they are all washed and dried:
The darker yellow piece on the far left is the piece on the lower right in the upper picture. I also had some jar dyes going, looking for some dark fabrics.
Notice the deep purple moiré fabric in the lower left corner. ....
There must be some non-plant-based fiber in that fabric; see the wonderful gray-brown color I got at the end. The three pieces on the far right of the "done" picture are overdyes of the red and blue fabric I did last summer in the infamous flour-paste resist project.

The Cone Nebula quilt is coming right along in its own way. Here is the fourth section:
The arrow indicates a place where I think I should go in and put a deep purple piece. Sigh....
Here are the four sections together (only eight to go!):
Finally, I am still knitting along on the Every Way Wrap. I am so fascinated watching the cables develop.

For your reading pleasure, I would like to direct your attention to this blogpost by a friend of mine. She is a sociology professor at St. Scholastica College in Duluth, Minnesota (I don't even want to think about how much snow they've gotten!), and this post is about how people get on spam e-mail lists.

Have a great week, everyone!


Countess Ablaze said...

I have never heard of dyeing using the snow! Mind you, I know very little about dyeing as I haven't done it yet but this seems like such a quirky method.

Tami Klockau said...

Wow, the snow dyeing is fascinating! Beautiful.

I love how your quilt is coming out.

Denise said...

Love the dying with snow. You had me thinking about trying it, then I remember, I don't have a any snow, ever, now.

Really love the color and the progress on your wrap.

WonderWhyGal said...

In the spirit of a true Michigander...I love the idea of using snow.

My farm is just south of Battle Creek so I know the cold and snow you speak of.

Glad I found your blog.


sophie said...

I saw a link to Ypsilanti Dilittante and thought it might me you ;-)

I envy you all that snow for dyeing. I was hoping that when it snowed here, that there would be enough to scoop up and bring inside ... instead it was mostly ice and the dusting of snow on top quickly melted.