Yesterday, when I was wondering what I would tell you in my brand-new blog, I got a bit excited. There is so much in my work that I am enthusiastic about. I almost didn’t know where to start. So I thought writing about dyeing en showing some colors would be a nice introduction. After all what would we be without colors in our lives?
Anyway, I wish you a lot of pleasure and inspiration when reading my blog and I would like to invite you to give your comment, any comment.
A while ago someone asked me why I dye some of my wool and silk myself? “There is so much colored wool on the market, it is a lot of work, difficult to get exactly the colors you want and there is a risk that the wool felts too much”, she said.
And yes, that is true, but it is almost like magic to create your own colors and I would not want to miss this process.
Well, summer is the right time for me for dyeing, because we have a lot of space outside and not to forget, a huge PARTY TENT in which I can dye in any (weather) condition. I use dyes with an Ökotex hallmark because I want to consider the environment and it fits within working with natural materials.
Last week the dyeing party took place. I had an idea of creating a collar. I also wanted to dye some white collars I made out of wool from different kinds of sheep. I decided to rainbow dye a certain amount of merino wool and silk for the collar and to dye the white collars in one color. As I can make any color I want out of Magenta, Orange, Yellow, Blue and Turquoise I don’t need to buy other colors.
Below you can see the results of the dyeing party (click on the pictures for enlargements). Soon you will find a picture of the rainbow dyed collar on my website, or perhaps in my blog.