After my “find a project” post I went upstairs to the sewing room, or closet to be more accurate, and decided to do the gorgeous blouse from the last post. I think. I may do the Chado Ralph Rucci here
I use dyes from http://www.dharmatrading.com which you will find to be the best, most comprehensive collection of stuff for people who do stuff in the world. I also got the silk chiffon from them. And I want their Stone Washed Silk for more more more……..
I have the dye pot all set and simmering. It’s easy really. You get a canner – enamel – and you add tons of water and start heating it up. You want it to get close to boiling. Then you add your dye and make sure it is all dissolved. Then in goes the already wet fabric. And then you heat it up almost boiling for silk (yarn, fiber or wool you keep it lower at about 185 where’d the degree symbol go to?.
Today I mixed Darkest Navy with Peacock Blue and Pink Orchid and it was a bit too purple so I added Dark Sapphire. Now it looks awesome. Since I wear everything with jeans – luckily I can even work in them – I want something blue for a change …… I’m going to grab some old buttons from Grandma’s stash that I inherited and paint them the color I want as soon as I decide which color.
Hubby’s sleeping at the table! I keep waking him up with the click of the keyboard (something has to work). He stayed up all night watching bad old movies. Honestly some of them are horrible. I made him watch British Comedies on PBS until 10:00 pm so he got a late start on boring movies ……………… tonight we’ll watch the finale’ of Downton Abbey again to see if the stupid people changed the ending (!).