Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tansy Yellow-My first naturally hand dyed yarn.

So I got up later than usual(9am), ate a good breakfast-the bacon and egg type, and went outside to set up for yarn dying.  I mordanted the yarn while cooking the tansy.  Then once that was done I rinsed the yarn and took the flowers out. And put the yarn in to the dye pot.   I now have two beautiful golden yellow skeins of yarn.  This has taught me to watch your burner because the flame might go out if winds blowing enough and that I need more pots because how I did everything today with only two was quite interesting.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My first natural dye bath

Yay my first natural dye bath!  I'm using tansy to get a deep yellow.  I'm so excited.  So I'm documenting like crazy so I get consistency.  As of now the yarn is washed and the flowers are soaking overnight.  Tomorrow I get to premordant the yarn with alum and then let the dye bath begin.  So here's the shot of me starting to add the tansy to the pot to soak overnight.  Yay! Pictures tomorrow of the end product...dyeing yarn and cooking casserole for Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The three goofballs

So I went to a craft show with my mother and my sister decided to tag along.  Well the craft show went okay but it was after when we went to the park down the road that I enjoyed most about my day.  The three of us sat there eating lunch and cracking jokes that only we would get.  At one point my mascara stated to run because I laughed so hard that I cried.  We walked the pier where my sister got to take pictures, goofy ones included. We also saw a hobo at the end of the pier sleeping on the ground with a clock and radio on the seat that went around the railing.  It wasn't the fact that he was sleeping there that struck me as funny, it was the clock that made me feel like I was intruding upon some private space eventhough it was a public pier I was on. Well today was good, I got my new name out there..The Fiber Seed and sold a few scarves. All in all a good day.  Now to work on my website.