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Results of the Pole Dyeing

Mrs. Mel was right. These dyed pieces did not need batching. They came out of the wash looking just wonderful. I had such a good time doing this. Now I hope I can put them to good use! These first two photos are of the silk scraps that I threw into the dye soup that is collected after pouring the dye over the fabric. I just love these little gems. They are a variety of silk fabrics – habotai, charmeuse and raw silk. Joy Stocksdale who is the Executive Director of Surface Design Association does work with silk and she gave me a bag of her scraps.

This was the largest of the scraps that was thrown into dye soup. It is raw silk. It is folded over, but the other side is pretty much the same design. It is large enough to make a gorgeous scarf.

The next two pieces are silk charmeuse. These are both so yummy – especially this one with the chartreuse and purple!

These pieces are all pfd pima cotton. It has a very nice hand. The one with bronze and yellow and orchid is my favorite, but they are all quite spectacular.

This piece is scoured muslin that I died to use for backs of quilts. Even this is just fantastic.

5 Responses to “Results of the Pole Dyeing”

  1. ginger says:

    very wonderful ..the colors!! WOW..wish my dye day ahd turned out so brilliant!!

  2. Diane says:

    They turned out great, Gerrie! I’ve been ironing and will post pics soon!

  3. Mrs. Mel says:

    Yummamente! Today is a dyeing day here at Chez Mel and so hot that i could dye up special editions in ten minutes to dry state. phew!

  4. Liz says:

    Some really spectacular colours here – thank you for letting us see them! And I love the headless skeleton!

  5. Deb R says:

    They’re beautiful, Gerrie. And I bet those silks just glow in person.