Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Look at me!

Well, what else do you do for your first blog post? I tend to be rather minimalist in my writing, but I’ll try to make sure I fill you in. Wouldn’t want you to have to guess what the heck I’m talking about.

This blog is for my crafting, specifically fabric dyeing. I’ve been doing various fiber/textile crafts for many years. Since we’ve gotten most of the home remodeled I have more time for fun. The last couple years I’ve been doing fabric and garment dyeing. After a while, you and your family have enough shirts, I decided I would make a go at selling dyed items. Well, that or making more friends and getting more family.

Of course, I’d love it if you went to my Etsy store, looked around and let me know what you think. Would you be surprised to know I am there as BaronessColor also?

The pictures are of a couple shirts I recently dyed. Do you like the rinsing screen I made for my laundry sink?
The shirts were sewn using the Mokume Shibori technique then dyed. I love the pattern this produces. Now, if I could just get faster at sewing things up.
The blue one has some speckles from the dye not disolving properly. I think it looks cool, but I'm not sure others would. So this is a gift for a friend's teenage son.
The orange one isn't nearly that strongly colored now that it has been washed.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Nice example of Mokume! BTW, if you haven't figured out a solution to the 'freckles' yet, you might want to try screening your dyes through the toe of an old nylon stocking - I use one I cut off at about the ankle... the screening captures particles of fuchsia that don't always dissolve.

  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I found a filter screen at the surplus store and it seems to help.