There is so much going on around here! I spent last week at a SAQA regional retreat hosted by my new best friend Mary Beth Bella. We had a ball and I got so much work done. But first, the results of the natural dye workshop:
I let the fabrics sit in their baggies for about 36 hours, then I rinsed them and hung to dry. I think I left them most of the week while I went to Mary Beth’s and washed them about three days later, but now I’ve forgotten. Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised at how much the colors held. The cochineal is pretty pale,but I’m sure that has more to do with the dye pot being exhausted than anything I did.
I almost used the olive stars in my retreat project, but ended up having something else in my stash that worked better. That’s fine, these will get used sooner or later.