dye

exciting

do you remember this big experiment?

now I do it again and dye ready made clothes, I found a fabulous trench coat, fantastic cut and silhouette but the color was too ordinary for my taste, great price too, so I bought it and am now dying it in the washing machine and am thrilled to see the result. The original color was a pale old rose – I added may green – and hope to receive a green that’s strong but not too intense

before:

after:


still moist therefore only an impression of the color – limey =^__^=

the big experiment

I need a new woman suit and the search for it in stores was a disaster: I wanted something flattering with a knee long skirt that is not too tight, a lovely A-line and I wanted something that didn’t made me look like my mom. What I found was: only black, or only with throusers or only with pencil skirts (I wonder who invented these, I don’t know any woman who can wear these proundly AND look good). And in the last store I finally found a skirt that I liked, only thing: it was white. Well … hm … I can dye it, when I find a matching jacket, I can simply dye it. And what should I say I found a matching jacket, same fabric, both 100 % linen, both white.


So right now skirt and jacket are in the washing machine running the first cicle:


I choose a brown color – it’s classic but not too elderly and it will have contrasting seams since the sewing thread typically is polyester and won’t take the dye. The lining of the jacket was white too and will stay white as well. I believe I will replace the white buttons, but need to have a look at them when the jacket and skirt are finshed and dry again.

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two hours and a normal washing cicle later:


the skirt is already dry and ironed while the jacket is still wet. I like the outcome of the color although I planed on a lighter version of the brown pictured on the dye package. And what really surprised me: the buttons have turned brown too! I think I will let them be where they are now. If they would have stayed completely white I would have replaced them with a contrasting color, maybe a nice moss green, but the light brown looks good.

new dyeing adict ?

yeah, I think I might turn into one

two nights ago a friend gave me link to a yarn company (they’re only selling to resellers and shops, therefore I’m not posting the link here) and I fell in love with the yarn they sell there but also they provide natural dyeing colors and mordants.

That’s the way it all started, until now I spent the last nights with researches on the internet, I ordered and allready got a book with lots of recipes and information and I really believe I will turn into an addict once I’ve dyed my first yarn. I’m kind of frightened.

Ja, süchtig könnt ich glaub ich wirklich werden.

vor zwei Nächten hat mir Freundin einen link zu einem Wollversender geschickt (die allerdings nicht an Privatleute verkaufen, deshalb werd ich hier keinen link setzen) und ich hab mich sofort in deren Angebot verliebt, naja und ganz nebenbei verkaufen die auch Pflanzen zum Färben.

So hats angefangen, inzwischen hab ich die Nächte am PC verbracht und recherchiert, ein Buch bestellt und dieses inzwischen auch bekommen (ein tolles Buch mit nem Haufen an Rezepten und anderen Informationen) und ich glaube wirklich, dass ich danach süchtig werden könnte, wenn ich erstmal angefangen hab – ehrlich gesagt hab ich ein wenig Angst.

and I’ve made my first moebius, well I’ve tested the cast on by Cat Bordhi. It’s great and it will make a beautiful one-buttonhole-moebius-wrap once I’ve dyed my silk yarn (which I still need to order, but that’s only a question of time)

und ich hab meinen ersten Möbius gemacht, naja ich hab eigentlich nur den Anschlag von Cat Bordhi getestet. Der ist fantastisch und wenn ich erst mal mein Seidengarn habe, dann wird daraus ein fantatischer Knopfloch-Schal-Möbius-Dingens werden.