Sunday, November 22, 2009

Off onto my new adventure.....wool-dying!.....

I have been toying with the idea for a year now about starting to dye wool.  I've read, researched, planned, collected supplies and yesterday I finally took the plunge.  

Here is my first batch...and you get to see it first!



Aren't they gorgeous!!!???  Six different wools, same recipe.




If you live in the Carolinas and like to hook or make penny rugs or want to use it for applique, you know how hard it is to find it without ordering it on-line.  And just like cotton fabric, it's much more fun to shop when you can touch it first!

Now I know why wool-dyers have a lot of "Out of Stock" listed on their websites.  These 6 fat quarters took quite a while to do.  Over an hour per pot and each pot only does 1/2 yard at a time!  Plus trying to cook dinner and sew in-between!

Don't know where this will lead but it sure has been fun so far!

Blessings, Cathi

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful shades - was this the first attempt? If so - you really outdid yourself. They are lovely. Do you think you'll end up selling hand dyed wool?

Darlene said...

Yummy colors! I can't wait to see what you decide to make.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Cathi, They are beautiful, way to go!!! What color is next...lol!!! Is it going to be addicting like buying wool!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh boy! Looks like fun for you and now I will know where to go for my wool! You are selling right? Just kidding of course...what colors are you working with? Plans for these?

Angie said...

beautiful warm colors~great job!

Caths Pennies Designs said...

And yet another wool-dyeing addict is born! Congratulations! This is only the beginning!
:)
Cathy

paulette said...

I'm loving this wool!! You are giving me ideas!!
Paulette

Carol said...

Those are beautiful!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What beautiful colors, you did a wonderful job!
Blessings,
Marcia

theolde stone house said...

Hi Cathi
The wool looks fabulous.
Isn't it the most wonderful feeling to pull the woll form the dye pot and see the metamorphisis? I am addicted after only one try. I now need to order some dyes and measuring spoons from Cushings so I can do more after Christmas.
I bought some more Goodwill wool so I bet a lot of penny rugs will be going out for Christmas this year.

Carrie P. said...

OOOO, pretty! I love working with wool. I have heard that dying wool can be really smelly.
What are you going make with those great shades?

Micki said...

The shades that you created are just wonderful! What a wonderful quilt they would make!
Micki

Libby said...

Oh gosh - they are so beautiful. I bet you do more and more and more *s*

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