Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tickled Pink

I have more dyed wool fabric to share with you. Today's dyeing session is maybe not as exciting and miraculous as yesterday's marbling session, but  I still love the results.

Once again I picked some fabrics from my stash of recycled woolens. I really like using recycled wool as opposed to new wool. The wools have a vintage charm, with unique patterns, and even though they are of similar thickness, the slight variations add dimension to a hooked piece. I also like the fact that using recycled  wool is closer to the original intent of the craft.

Because I had pink tones in mind, I picked fabrics with browns and creams, or tan in them. I actually did not  put  the fabric with the larger, darker chevron in this pot. I decided to keep it for a different color. The chevrons were a little too dark to give the more subtle look I was after.  Using fabrics with softer browns allowed the pinks to be more subtle, with an old rose feel. My goal was to mute the textures, and use the differences between the cream and tan ground to create variations in my married rose fabrics.

I love the aged pink look. I can see lots of uses for these fabrics, can't you? Next I will be dyeing some greens. I plan on using all these colors to hook a heart I have designed.

There is a lot to say about this heart, but that will have to wait until later...


  1. Lovely photos of lovely wool in lovely colors!


  2. Thank you Sarah! I am really looking forward to working with them.

  3. Welcome back Caroline! I'm glad to 'hear' your voice again.

    I love what you're doing, and I wish I wasn't so afraid of the dye pot. The colors you got are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Dear Sharon, it is so nice to be back, and I am glad to know you are well too. I get a lot of enjoyment out of dyeing in general. Thank you for your comment.