Sunday, September 26, 2010

Late summer dyeing




I took advantage of the warm days of last week to dye some more fabric, trying to use up most of the stash of PFD fabric. I had enough fabric to do four step gradations in red and purple with 1/2 yards of Pimatex cotton and cotton sateen. Again, the Pimatex produces sharper colors, but the sateen has a wonderful hand, soft and silky. I threw a piece of cheesecloth into the darkest color pots of both colors.
I also dyed a few random colors using formulas in a book called Fabric Dyer's Dictionary by Linda Johansen. She has directions for doing gradations of single colors or for going from one color to it's complement, like purple to yellow, by varying the ratio of one dye to the other. So I picked out a few colors I liked and made them. My colors aren't exactly like hers, but relatively so, and they're pretty and usable.
I saved just a few yards to do some snow dyeing this winter if the snow falls as expected. I hope I won't have a broken leg this winter, so I can gather the snow myself instead of sending Bill out to get it!
Now to get some projects underway!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Last Chance!




If you haven't been to the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild's exhibit yet, you have one week left. It's at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro, PA. The gallery is open 2-5PM every day through Sep 26th. Free admission.

Click on the photos for a larger view, but better yet....come see it in person. You won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Anybody Want To Go To A Party?

On Friday, September 3rd, from 5 to 7 PM, the Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild is hosting a gala opening reception for its 2010 Exhibit at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center in Wellsboro, PA. There will be door prizes and refreshments, as well as a chance to see all of the approximately 100 quilted items put on display by guild members. Everyone is invited and admission is free. The photo shows some of the wonderful door prizes made by guild members, including bags, mini-quilts, potholders, change purses, and lots of other wonderful goodies.

If you cannot make it to the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display at the Gmeiner from September 4th through September 26th, again with free admission. Gallery hours are 2-5PM daily.

Please join us!