I set some time aside this weekend to dye and paint fabric for my daughter’s birthday dress. I knew I had to do this from the minute I saw Theresa’s new dress pattern. The fabric was dyed a soft, crystal washed gray and overdyed in pink and then, while she painted beautiful pictures, I stamped layers of images and text onto the fabric.
The result was bright and fun, but not what either of us had envisioned for the dress.
I suspect this fabric will find another use, perhaps as a wall hanging in our playroom where it looks just smashing. I think I will substitute some hemp silk fabric I recently dyed a lovely, soft ecru-pink for her dress.
Finally to complete my troika of bad pictures, I dyed some soft merino yarn last night that looks absolutely fantastic in person, but didn’t want to photograph in the twilight. The blue is more turquoisey and brilliant, and the brown is softer and runs through more of a patina range (my current obsession), but the picture at least gives you an idea. This yarn is hallmarked as a winter pair of pants for my son — although he’s just about out of cloth diapers, he still loves wearing his knit longie diaper covers, so I think I’ll make him at least one pair of knit pants to lounge around in this fall and winter.