Saturday, August 13, 2011

Getting ready - the start of the Traveller's Blanket

 The muslin tied before immersing in dye.  I am aiming for a rich crimson red.
This is what I tied the fabric with - soft cotton string, and a thinner cotton yarn.
 I have all sorts of embroidery cottons, but I bought these earthy Eastern colours especially for this project.
And for pizzazz, I bought some bright rayon threads.


Nancy J said...

I love the combination of the embroidery threads and the others,one so bright and shiny, maybe to show the way to the traveller, the other muted and soft, just what he would want to look at after a hard day trekiing across the desert!!! Maybe the traveller is a female, will this be for you or someone else??
Cheers from Jean. Has the snow arrived yet?

Shirley Goodwin said...

I think it'll definitely be for me, Jean. No snow yet - I was hoping to wake up and find the world all white but it's just cold and wet.

Sally Westcott said...

Hey Shirley,

The threads you have tyed with are the some of the threads I have thrown into the dye pot to embroider with! I can't wait to see what we all end u with - I think the journey is going to be so different for us all!