Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dyeing the fabric for the Traveller's Blanket

I mixed up a special red for my Blanket top - mainly Turkey Red, but with the addition of Scarlet, Carmine Red, Cotton Black, Deep Purple and Fuchsia.  I want a rich red.  The top is currently in the wash, so I'll wait till it's washed and ready to go before photographing it.

Some of you may be wondering why I used cotton threads to bind the circles - I am not looking for white areas such as you would get with synthetic threads that won't allow the dye the penetrate them, but rather for a paler circular zone that I can embroider around.

The middle and back of the Blanket are going to be made of lovely soft flannel.  I decided to dye them Nutmeg - a rich orange-brown.  The darker piece is the back, and the lighter shade is for the centre.


Dijanne Cevaal said...

Ohh looking very nice! Can't wait to see the colours after washing.

Sally Westcott said...

Wow! That's a flying start! Love the colour.

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