Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shifting Focus

I will be teaching for five days at Fabrications at the end of this month and I need to fill in the gaps in the fabric I'll be bringing for my students. What is missing from this stash? Orangey-red, deeper blues, all sorts of yellows and greens, just about all my favorite colors which I have taken for myself from this collection. The pastels are all gone and as are the dark darks. Lots of dyeing is ahead of me, so I woke up early ready to jump in.

I'll be dyeing indoors since I CAN. Now that I have a washable floor, I don't have to be as careful about drips. I will use my styrofoam platters and also do some container dyeing.
This set up is so much nicer than the arrangement I used to have in my old house in Cary IL.
And of course I am not dyeing the tons of fabrics that I used to when I was working regularly.
Just looking at this old picture makes me tired.
Now I have all month to leisurely create new fabrics. Sigh.
 Here's an improvement that I didn't have in the old set up. A back and foot saving rubber mat. I finally got smart. Better late than never.

10 comments:

  1. As I plan a day of dyeing on my Victorian's porch, I looked at your studio pictures with envy!! I sit on a bucket and do it - my husband says that I give dyeing and kicking the bucket a whole new meaning (grin)!

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  2. I to envy your workspace! I dye on the washer/dryer in the laundry room, and at least have a rinse sink right there. But I have to go to the garage if I want to do any large pieces, and it's just not the same! Can't wait to see pix of the dyed fabrics!

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  3. Now, I want to come to Fabrications so that I can hang out with you!

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  4. Ah, looks like a wonderfully COMFORTABLE dyeing spot! I just bought 2 sets of those bed risers for my dyeing and I an SO GLAD! Why did I wait so long???

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  5. Oh, yum! I can't wait to see the results!!

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  6. Judging by your clock, you were up early! I like to get an early start to my days too. I always get excited to see when you are dyeing - love all those inticing colours.

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  7. CARY??? You lived in Cary? Well, I'll be hornswoggled! I find you now. Huh. I worked in Cary for 7 years. I live in Wonder Lake!

    If only I'd known. Dang!

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  8. I knew I could get my color fix here for today. You never fail me.

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  9. ooh, more fun coming up! I'm gearing up for dyeing fabric. By the time I've gotten over my BC operation, I should have all the material I've ordered and I can start working on actually applying dye to fabric 8-)
    (and thanks for the baby bonnet pattern too)

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  10. It certainly would be nice to dye indoors. Like Nina-Marie I set my stuff up on the front porch. The neighbors are always a bit curious about what I'm up to.

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