Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Somerset NJ Class posted

It has been in the works for a while now - I will be teaching a 3-hour Dye Boot Camp at the Quilt Fest of NJ VIII, on Friday morning, March 2, 2012. Here’s a link if you want to learn more about it:

And my name is in their advertisement in Quilters Newsletter – woo-hoo! Hope to see you there!


Monday, November 28, 2011

A benefit from the Halloween snow

We got enough snow on the weekend of Halloween to enable me to make more snow-dyes. I used (Pro Chem names) Intense, Mixing and Navy blues, Mixing Red, Cerise (from Aljo), Strong Orange, Golden Yellow and Lemon Yellow. Without further ado, here are more pictures:


Thanks, Kay and Jan

Well, after seeing all the eye candy over on Kay Sorensen’s blog, I was inspired to take a pipe to a fat quarter. (That probably sounds very odd to the un-initiated!) Here’s the result:


Thanks for looking, and thanks for the inspiration. I hope there will be more to come!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Pipe Wrapping

Lots of recent discussion about pole wrapping, including on the DyersList and on Kay Sorensen’s blog, http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/
Here’s a picture of my 9” long, 10” diameter polypropylene pipe, wrapped with 3 1/4 yards of silk broadcloth that was previously snow-dyed. It was folded lengthwise into 6ths – about 7 1/2” wide sections, and staggered so they aren’t all directly on top of each other. Then it was wrapped around the pole and string-wrapped. I was surprised that I could get the whole length onto the pole. Next step is discharge and/or vat dye and/or overdyeing with MX – pictures to follow. Oh, the black bands at top and bottom are lengths of rubber inner tube that act like giant rubber bands to keep the fabric and strings from sliding off one end as you push from the other.
OK, after getting Vicki's comment, I realized I missed a shameless commerce moment. I have the pipe for sale on my website, http://www.dippydyes.com/index.php/products/10-inch-polypropylene-pipe-for-high-temp-shibori, where it is priced by the inch. It's just plain expensive, but you should never need a new one, either. Right now there's about 60 inches remaining. Thanks.