Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hand-dyed Clothesline

A few years ago my guild had a "dye day." A couple of the ladies who do hand-dyed fabric brought their dyes, mixed them up for us and we got to dye 2 yards of fabric, cut up into as small of size pieces as we wanted. I cut mine into fat quarters. 

It was a fun day and I learned a lot. However, the most important thing I learned is that I really don't want to get into hand dyeing fabric. "You dye, I'll buy" is my motto now.

Fast forward to last week. A friend was signed up to take my clothesline tote bag class. She makes beautiful hand-dyed fabric and asked if I thought she could dye this clothesline. I said yes! And will you dye one for me too? I bought a package of clothesline at the shop and sent it home with her.

The class was yesterday. She brought two packages of 200 ft. clothesline that she dyed and let me choose which one I wanted. She had a green and the purple shown below.

I chose the purple. She used the green for the class. No one finished their tote in class but all of them got well over halfway done. When she finishes her green one I get a picture of it. I will be sewing my purplicious one up soon.


West Michigan Quilter said...

What a great idea. No need to wrap in I right? I wish I were close enough to take your class. Love that purple rope.

Marlene said...

Gorgeous colour. Hope the class went well.

Mama Pea said...

You dye, I'll buy...snort....I love that. I really love how the hand dyed clothesline worked out. Can't see what you do with it. Bet it will be gorgeous!