Sunday, June 03, 2007

Washday chez Goodwin....







Ahhhh, back to what I do best............The weather was great, and I was in a dyeing mood. I've been doing some more muted and light shades, so today I felt like purple and lime green and navy and gold and plum and jade....

These have to dry now, then I rinse them, wash them in a hot wash, dry them again, then iron them. This is why I sell this Blended fabric at $30 a metre. No scrunching fabric into a tray and pouring dye over and walking away! No sir, this is labour intensive.

I'll show you the results when they're finished.

12 comments:

Bird on a wire said...

I love your washing line!
Sally B

Kate said...

I presume you have a nice big tub to do the dying in - do you boil the fabric? I'm curious because yesterday I microwave dyed my first skein using Landscape dyes from Virginia Farm and I'm very impressed with the results.

Dying to Quilt said...

I love the fabrics! I always feel a little bit of a letdown when the fabric dries, it looks dull compared to when it was wet. Do you feel that way? I end up liking it later when I get used to it, but I wish there was a way to keep it as intense as it is when wet.

Fran├žoise said...

Lovely!
But isn't it supposed to be winter down under? I almost never dye my fabrics in winter here...

Shirley Goodwin said...

Yes it IS winter now, and we had a frost this morning.

Deb H said...

Ooooh Shirley, they are scrumptious!

I laughed at your comment about my fiends! Yes it was a typo. I tend to type too fast, & my dyslexia gets in my way at times too!

deb said...

these are juicy intense, Shirley.Tell me they are just as hot once they dry!

Judy said...

Lovely colors...or do you say "colours"??? Look just like your sky pics.
Can't wait to see them dry!

Waltraud said...

These are great results, love your colours!

Dianne said...

Oh, lovely!!! I really like the ones on the bottom - they remind me of stunning red sunsets!!

Carol said...

Wow! Shirley your fabrics are scrumptious. I love the colours in all of them but the bottom two are stunning.

I love your sky pictures they are so colourful

Felicia said...

They look awesome!