Go to National Geographic and visit the Photo Gallery for the article on carnivorous plants. Absolutely amazing images. Grab a pencil and a sketchbook. Nature’s mysteries await.
Mother Nature is prodding me into action. Purples and pinks are on the agenda these days. The Spanish lavender is attracting the bees. The Pride of Madeira will bloom soon and we will be inundated with moths and butterflies.
So naturally the colors of the landscape made it into the dyeing process last weekend. These two scarves are the result. The one on the left is rayon. The other is cotton. The pink one has spots where the fuchsia dye was concentrated. I wanted to have some of those but didn’t know the best way to go about it. In the end I just left it partially dissolved and stuck it in the microwave. Turns out that’s the right way to get those on there. I like happy accidents and “what if” ideas that work!
Now all they need is a little embellishment. How long do you suppose it will take me to make those decisions? Okay, don’t answer that. In the meantime, I highly recommend you play with RIT dye. Visit Judy Perez at Painted Threads for inspiration.
Remember these? I call them Out The Door ID Keepers. They make great little gifts–for teachers, babysitters, family members, friends, etc. They are perfect for Charm Packs and for scraps as they use 5 inch squares. You can whip up a small stack in no time at all.
The instructions are free. Just click on the “Out the Door ID Keeper” in the left hand column under Freebies. If you have issues with the technology, or don’t have an updated Flash Player, just send me an email and I will happily send you the file.