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Hot Time in PDX

It is over 100° in Portland for the first time since July 2009. I decided it was a good day to dye. I need some red and red oranges and orange for a project I have in mind.

I mixed the dyes in my dye kitchen but did all the other work out on my studio patio.

Here are some of my fabrics batching in baggies in the sun.

I also did some “tray dyeing”. Actually, I just laid the fabric on plastic on my table, squirted dye and then added another layer of plastic and fabric and some more dye.

I did some cool colors, too.

This is chartreuse, turquoise and cobalt blue. I grabbed a long sleeved white tea shirt and squirted it with these dyes, too.


I got this quilt fused together. I really like it. I have it sandwiched and it is waiting to tell me how to quilt it.

Here is today’s 3 x 3, turquoise fabric with metallic paint and zigzag quilted.

3 Responses to “Hot Time in PDX”

  1. Kristin L says:

    Good for to take advantage of the sun’s energy while you have it!I am a bit jealous of your studio capabilities. I might be more inclined to do some dyeing if I had a dedicated wet space with a nearby patio. Stay cool!

  2. nadia says:

    And to show you what a small world it is, I did meet Nancy Dasenbrock while in Portland who is in the Columbia Fiberarts Guild.
    best, nadia

  3. nadia says:

    Hi, Gerrie. 100 in Portland? wow! Having visited in April when I nearly froze, that’s quite a surprise. Can’t imagine why I haven’t run across your blog before as I always have an eye out for Oregonians (my home state). I’ve enjoyed seeing your beautiful work and your textile experiments. Very exciting stuff!
    best from Tunisia,