I host "The Queen's Birthday Party" for my UFO Club, on the Friday night closest to my birthday, which is just two weeks before Christmas. I can hear them thinking, "We are so glad Lois sets up workdays for us, calling her Queen is a small payment." So I was shopping for treats for this annual event when I saw this magnificent blue wine bottle that I knew would be perfect for rust dyeing. So into my shopping cart it went. There were other things that influenced my decision:
- Blue is my favorite color.
- I WAS searching for a interesting wine for this party.
It turned out this bottle was able to handle an entire yard of fabric.
Here is what the bottle looked like after one day. I set it in a laundry detergent pail instead of a 5 quart ice cream bucket because it has been quite windy lately and I didn't want it to blow over.
Here is what the fabric looked like after I unwrapped and rinsed it out today. It doesn't look any different from the other sunbursts I make until you see it, pinned to the ironing board in my studio.
Then you get the scale of how big it really is!!!
Usually I use a fat quarter.
(Please no comments on my messy studio, it is a work in progress. )