I have spent waaaaay too much time dyeing laces lately. Awhile back one of my suppliers offered me a deal on some vintage lace that looked to me like seaweed. To a seamstress, that would not be particularly appealing, but to a crazy quilter, WHAT A FIND! I purchased all of it (11 yards) and now have a lifetime supply of lace seaweed, LOL.
The problem was that this (rayon per the supplier) lace is acting more like a rayon/poly blend and has been quite difficult to dye. I have been playing with it for a couple weeks and finally found what works and what doesn`t.
There are a few more colors I want to get made up, like brighter oranges, some pinks, plus some greens that are more emerald. Then I have to decide how to package them (by color? in assortments? with other lace sea growth? some undyed? all of the above?) and then price accordingly. So, it will be another week before they are listed in my shop. And then we can all go crazy with our Under the Sea themed blocks!!
I am very close to having not one, but TWO baby quilts done to show off, so I will be back with that next week. In the meantime, I will photograph and show you my Lace & Pearls blocks that I got back from the other ladies in our recent RR. You will recall that I’ve been showing my work on their blocks, one by one. Now it is time to show you the lovely work they did for me on my blocks. Later this week. :-)