Sunday, September 12, 2010
I was chatting it up with a lady at my LQS the other day. I was purchasing some BRIGHT fabric - for a brights 2.5" strip swap through quiltville's sister site on yahoo: QuiltvilleSwap. I was checking out at the counter and I remembered that I needed one more thing... Synthrapol! When I was in Quilts by Phyllis the other day I noticed they carried it and was relieved to find it there. This way I don't have to purchase it online. :-/ So I run back while the sweet lady is cutting my beautiful new fabrics and grab the synthrapol. Another lady was standing there googling my brights - I could see all her wheels a-turnin' - I imagine she's been in the whole 1800s and civil war phase for awhile .. like many of us (INCLUDING ME) have been. She's asking me questions about my fabric and I'm happy to fill her in on all the fabulous things I'm doing on the WWW..and properly suggest she join us. =cD I don't know how quilters live without it ... Yahoo groups, the new Google Image search, BLOGS!!
If I didn't digress I wouldn't talk at all. So she asks me what synthrapol is for... well she might have regretted that question. I rambled for quite a while about the joys of fabric dyeing, the rewards in quilting with your own hand-dyes, and just how fun and exciting in general the whole process was for me. She responded it seemed like too much work. (I would bet she's a hand piecer too LOL JUST KIDDING) Well at least the associate working there agreed with me. I think in general though it's another addiction that could be as bad or worse then quilting!
My next blog post I'm going to show you a crap load of pictures - all my finished, pressed, and bundled dye babies, and all the steps it took for me to get there!! I did 9 SETS of 6-step, 2-color gradations. I hope you enjoy. ; )
I DID finish this by Friday (the 10th) so I feel I can safely join LIT and LAUNDRY's finished by Friday challenge. ; ) If you have a project you're inishing - link up!
SET 1 MAGENTA TO MARINE VIOLET
SET 2 CARMINE RED TO CAMEL
SET 3 CAMEL TO RUST ORANGE
SET 4 BRIGHT GREEN TO BRONZE
SET 5 BRILLIANT ORANGE TO BRONZE
SET 6 MARINE VIOLET TO BRONZE
SET 7 BRILLIANT ORANGE TO CAMEL
SET 8 AQUA MARINE TO BRONZE
SET 9 BURGUNDY TO TURQOISE
I really think this is my favorite!! Look at the very left fabric.. that's the MUD fabric I talk about in my last post "DYE BABIES"
I guess it's just the Hippie, Tie-dye lover in me = D
So which one is your favorite?
How would you use these in a quilt? I'll be brain-storming on this for a LOOOONG time!