Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Colorful result of careful mixing, painting, curing, rinsing

Here is a photo of me hand painting thread with dye. The next picture shows the finished result, a lovely batch of "Garden Afternoon" hand dyed thread.

14 comments:

StitchJunkie said...

I so want to do this!! Looks like so much fun! and BEAUTIFUL colors you have come up with ;)

JB said...

Beautiful thread. Looks like you are having fun.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I wondered what the process looked like! I love the thread!

Valerie said...

the colours look yummy, like candy. :)

Nancy in Dallas said...

Thank you so much for sharing....I just love to see 'things' in process. Your threads are so beautiful. You have truly blessed us with your talent.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I believe your blog heading is new! Very striking and colorful! Beautiful 'stained glass' tatted pieces, and also a photo of the process of hand painting threads; then this post was about that process! It helps to understand how this is done.

We're still awaiting the magazine!

Isdihara said...

So THAT's how hand-dyed thread is made. Thanks for letting us peek into your process. Such a pretty colorway!

yarnplayer said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the photo of the thread being painted. There are a few other photos of HDT in progress on these posts:
http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2009/08/skein-winding-in-progress.html
and
http://yarnplayertats.blogspot.com/2008/03/dyeing-art.html

Yes, Kathy N., my blog heading is new! Glad you like it :-)

Thank you, everyone, for the very nice comments ♥

Fox said...

Colour: glorious!
Fox : )

Ridgetatter said...

ooooh Cool heading graphic! I really like it a great deal. Each time I use a skein of yours, I'll have that photo in my mind. LOL
I'm glad you do it because I never would have the get-up-and-go or 'want to.'
But I do love tatting with hdt! X Bev

Shelley Jo said...

Oh, my! That is truly lovely. My stash is running low after making bookmarks for coworkers all year long. Guess I need to order soon!

Susanne said...

You make some awesome HDT's that makes me drool.

Sarah said...

Wow! I can't believe how much the color lightened when it dried. Gorgeous, as always!

Zarina said...

For me, the colors go all around the circumference except those that have very few colors involve.
I really need that kitchen island to avoid all those bending during HDTing and cutting my fabric for quilts.