Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dyeing for Some Sun

Well summer it pretty much over - Classes start tomorrow. Which is probably why it has finally decided to stop raining - yes, we actually had 4 days this week where it did not rain (but showers are predicted for this afternoon). Last month a group of us were supposed to go out to our friend Trudy's to do some fabric dyeing but a huge storm the night before knocked out their power for about 24 hours and they had several trees down. We were re-scheduled and yesterday we were out on the lake shore in the shade of some Cyprus trees dyeing our fabrics. The photo is just some samples - we actually did a whole rainbow of colors - 24 in all. The fabric is stored in the jars with the dye mixture for at least 24 hours. Yup, the rest of the north country is busy canning produce from their gardens, but the quilters are canning fabric.

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