A Good Saturday

Saturday was a fun day here! I teach a class on dyeing at the LQS (local quilt shop) and in yesterday’s class there were seven students. In the process of teaching them to dye, my method is to explain, demonstrate, and oversee with each step. After class, I promised to post what my fabrics turned out like.

This first shot is of all 8 fabrics (this is a 2 color, 8 step, jar dyeing process which uses 4 yards of fabric):

And two of my favorite pieces from this batch are below. The first piece is one I twisted into a rope before folding and dyeing. There are some very good linear colorations in that piece from top to bottom. In the second photo you are only seeing the one piece. It’s the first time I’ve got that marked of a change in the tone from one section to the other.

I can’t wait to see what their pieces turn out like! They are given the option in this class to pick two of three primary colors. Some chose yellow and fuschia, some turquoise and yellow, and some fuschia and turquoise. And Susan I, if you’re reading this, I’ve almost got another bag of ravellings ready to send to you!

Then, last night, still being in a very creative mood from teaching, I decided to make some jewelry. I think I’ll keep this set for my own use.

All in all a very productive and enjoyable Saturday.

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