Saturday, November 29, 2008

live and learn

last tuesday our fiber guild had a tie dye party at the local library! we were dying our guild t-shirts. what a blast! i usually don't dye cotton-i'm a wooly gurl. we mixed our colors and folded and twirled. We then had to wait....something i'm not good at... till friday to rinse. here it is before i rinsed.
see the green-it was blue when i mixed it and poured it on.... the alchemy of the color mixing turned it green. here is the unveiling-drum roll please......here's a close up.when i washed my shirt....a lot of the dye washed out. it's still beautiful-just lighter. but i'm excited to do more-like dye the family's grody socks...yes-they like to walk outside in their socks. that soil just doesn't come out.we did a mushroom hike yesterday and found over 35 different kinds. when we arrived at our local secret mushroom spot-where no one ever goes. two cars were leaving. and we noticed lots of spots where mushrooms had been harvested. i'm sure the were harvesting boletes! you can get a good price for boletes and matsutakes-which grow around here. i only found one bolete. i did find an interesting cluster-that looked like "jack-o-lantern"-which is poisonous. but the spore print did not match up. i'm perplexed. here's a picture:i've been getting ready for my annual craft faire at the north columbia school house this coming saturday. as usual.. procrastination happens. heavy sigh. oh well. live and learn. i seem to have trouble with the learning part. i have all these great ideas and i never get them done before the sale. later.

5 comments:

Sara said...

Steph! On my monitor, the colors in your washed t-shirt match the colors of the mushroom photo.

Lovely :).

(and I like the t-shirt colors/design :)

Birdsong said...

Hey, you got the pleated look you were aiming for! How did Rhodi's come out? I have to wash mine and see.... love the colors of the mushroom. Did you try dyeing wool with it?

Turbo: said...

I haven't tie-dyed since I was preggers with Moira and was tired of the white t's I was wearing. That was 9 years ago!

I tell ya, get me through the holiday season and I think you've given me a fab idea for the January blahs!!! Your pattern/design was awesome and even after rinsing, the soft hues lovely (and like Sara, it totally matched the 'shrooms!)

:-)

Jeanne said...

The shirt is great! Very fun! And thanks for your kind comments on my blog :).

soxchik said...

Your shirt came out terrific. You didn't eat any of the mushrooms, right?