Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Truly Passive Dyeing

Today's picture is 5 of the 9 bottles I set out Monday night that Mother Nature is keeping wet for me.
I have 7 quilts to complete by June 30 so I know I won't be able to spend much time in the dye studio this month. (long deep sigh goes here. But what can I do? Those commissions pay the bills.) The nice thing about rust dyeing is I don't have to time dye baths, measure and mix chemicals, or worry about pH levels. Some of the techniques I have developed take several days. So I can just set them out there and let them...rust. I call it passive dyeing because I don't have to be actively involved in the process.

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