Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hand Dyes.....Show 'n Tell


Day 2.....Hand Dyes



These are commercial white on whites.

Dyed with Navy and Fuchsia





Thrift Store Pillow Cases batching...





more pillow cases




Fresh from the Dyer:


Canvas Apron and Tote Bags






Pile of cotton hand dyes





Lovely to look at, but lots of ironing to do





Pillowcases hot from the dryer




Fresh off the Ironing Board:


A tiny canvas apron for someone special



A parade of canvas tote bags:


I have had these stored away for years...

I planned to stencil on them.





My procrastination paid off.....

glad they are dyed rather than stenciled.



























Pillowcases:


When I see gently used pillow cases at the thrift store,

I snatch them up!












White on Whites:


They look like they came out of an Indigo vat





Hand Dyes......they lift the spirits during these

wet, dark, Western Oregon winters.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


4 comments:

Betsy said...

Luann, fantastic dyes. What do you use the pillowcases for when dyed?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Betsy........it is so FUN to sleep on a hand dyed pillowcase. My friends and family receive them as gifts from me every year.....they have come to expect them! I also give them hand dyed bamboo sox and they really love to wear them!
My Best To You,
LuAnn Kessi

Darcy Berg said...

LuAnn, Thank you so much for sharing! Your work with your friends is very inspirational.
Darcy Berg

dq said...

I have much enjoyed your dyeing posts. Those blues were dyed on white on white fabrics? They are so awesome! I have played with the same dyes and love them so much but have yet to try ice or snow dying. Also, my collection of dye powders is much smaller than yours.