New Experiments

Sorry I have been so very quiet. I was lost in the winter landscape for awhile and decided to snap out of it with color. Lots of color. I have been on a dyeing frenzy like never before. Not only have I done up 12 gorgeous new pieces of velvet, I have also done 25 new flosses! In my down time I have been stitching on myPaisley Belt project and it is almost finished. I will try to get some pics of it taken soon.

One of the things I have been working on is some dye resists on floss. I wanted to do something a littl diifferent with some of my floss. These are my first attempts and I'm quite happy with them. These are made so that the color is in short even segments. I made the change of color various lengths and think I like the one that is around 3" the best. I started out with black and then added the color after. I realize these arent for everyone but I can see them making a very nice satin stitch or chain stitch border and beautiful for wrapped hair braids or friendship bracelets. I have made up six color variations to start out with these and plan on making several more. If you have an idea of something you would like to see me try feel free to jot it down in the comments area. I love trying out new ideas!

I have also ordered some very skinny(2mm) silk embroiidery ribbon to try some dyeing out on and I am considerinng ordering some heavier habotai silk to also do some dyeing with. Are either of these interesting to any of you? I am having so much fun with the dyeing I have decided to expand out with more materials. Someone had asked me if I had considered dyeing linens for cross stitch work but truthfully I know nothing about what types of linen are used for this or really anything about it. There are several linens available at some of my suppliers but they dont seem the right type.

Hope you are all having a colorful week too!
5 comments on "New Experiments"
  1. Oh wow such a lovely velvet! This is real luxury. And the thread looks very interesting. Surprise embroidery.

  2. your velvet is so regal looking...fabulous!!! Your so talented Diane ;-)

  3. These are beautiful, Diane!

    Diane too

  4. Thank you all for your kind comments! It has been a real pleasure :)