Monday, March 30, 2009

Coloring with Cat

Cat came over Sunday and we decorated my yard. Actually this was my first time dyeing with someone outside of class and it was inspirational. Well, of course, when you dye with an artist, good things have to happen.

Cat was amazing. She used 15 colors to get just the right one for this silk. I stand instructed.

This seacell is so gorgeous. I think I actually like it better than the silk.

I dyed some old handspun. I only used two colors--violet and silver grey. They blended quite a bit in the pot (another first for me) but I like the colors. On the left, some Wensleydale and on the right, mohair.

The first part of the day we dealt in soft colors.

Then we dyed roving. I love my green and my red roving. Waiting for it to dry is agony.

Cat overdyed some roving (on the right) and made lovely intense colors

This is what I knew how to do BC. (Before Cat) I dyed this in a center pull ball in the microwave. I only have 75 yards, but I'll mix it with something.


turtlegirl76 said...

Wow! Y'all were quite productive! Lookin' good!

Tvini said...

Lovely! Cat's so talented, isn't she?