I have been doing some more dyeing...what a shock!! Ha!...This first image is of a Pashmina (bought for only £2.50..new could have cost me about £30!) which was original white and l think it was more than likely an unloved Christmas present..shame! I tied it first and then dyed it with fungi dye but was not happy with the results, so l decided to re dye it. But what colour?
I decided to use the blue/purple dye from blueberries...really like the idea of this.
This is what the pashmina looked like when first taken out of the dye, having been boiled for 2 hours. really rich, dark colour.
The next image is after the pashmina had been draining for a while over the sink, paler but not that much that it worries me. I will leave it until it is fully dry and then l will let it rest for a week before taking off the elastic bands and wash it.I decided last night that l had to start sorting out my ever increasing pile of paper work...such as stuff l find interesting, newspaper articles, project ideas, notes and so on. l am feeling much better for it but l have a long way to go yet but at least l have started it!! This image shows you a tiny bit of what l am facing! Ha!
The next two images are of the piece of silk l dyed useing banana skins. A view of each side.
I have now washed all my lastest dyeing project and none of them have lost any colour...l am so pleased with the results.
I just wanted to show you this bird image l took the other day. It is not a brillant one but l really like it. I have not decided what l want to do with it yet but it really fasinactes me, so when l have decided l will show you!
And the last image...my gorgeous husband. The doctor is testing him at the moment..just "checking" for our children to see if he does actually have "a heart"!?