Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bright greens


New batch of hand dyed thread, Bright Greens. The flower hairclip is tatted from the same thread.

A reminder that I hand dye in small batches, and preparation begins with winding the thread into skeins. For those who aren't familiar with the word, skeins are big circles of thread, a form that prevents tangling and provides maximum surface area so the dye can reach all of the thread.

Then, I prepare the dye, and paint it onto the thread using a brush. I wrap it in plastic and let it "cure" (the thread and dye react together for a while). Then, I rinse the thread, let it dry, and twist the skeins so they'll look pretty to sell.

Since it's just me doing all the work, each batch is small, unique, and when it's gone...it's gone.


9 comments:

God's Kid said...

Love the bright greens!!! :) But celery is still my favorite green!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Just beautiful I'll have to look into it at etsy!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful bright green thread.
Margaret

Suztats said...

Spring Greens! I see green onion sprouts, and baby lettuce, all sorts of plant shoots bursting through the soil.....such lovely colour!

SWtrompeter said...

Oh, my.....I've never liked green, but THIS is beautiful!

stitchesndreams said...

These are such a beautiful colour - definitely reminds me of spring flowers. It's interesting to know how you dye the threads too. Thank you! :)

Marille said...

Your works are very beautiful :) I like your blog. I'll visit you...
Greetings from Poland :-)
Marille
from http://marilles-crochet.blogspot.com/

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, everyone. I am very much looking forward to spring. Around here we have had the coldest winter in 32 years.

Marille, thank you for visiting my blog. Interesting that our names are so similar! My name is Marilee. I like your blog too.

Marille said...

Hi Marilee :)
Marille it's my nick from Tolkien because I'm fan of Tolkien. My real name is Małgorzata (in English Margaret, Maggy). Your name is lovely... You have very beautiful and interesting blog too. I like very much green colour.
Greetings :)
Marille