Monday, October 26, 2009

Amy's Hand-Painting Party

We had a wonderful dyeing party at Amy's house in Monmouth Saturday. The weather was gorgeous, which was surprising after a day of rain on Friday, so we were able to take over the back yard as well as the house. Here is Donna, who I have to call Queen of the Dye pot. She taught herself most of what she knows, and we all benefited from her help. She also brought the camp stove, a bazillion acid dye colors, and a bunch of other things we were grateful to use. Stephanie brought something like 6000 (yes, really) yards of very fine cotton yard which she dyed with a tie-dye kit. She got some great colors out of it, nothing neon, which was what I would have expected from a tie-dye kit!
Anne and Amanda watching Amanda inject dye into her merino, it came out a really lovely amber color.
Jocelyn, well I can't recall exactly what she was doing here. Possibly squeezing excess liquid out of her sausage. So many off-color jokes available here, but I will refrain.
Laia, who has resolved not to mix beer and dye and yarn in the future. (I don't know why, it was kind of fun to watch.)
My roving, which came out more Jello colored than I intended, but I do have a 5 year old who can wear stuff like this.
Amanda and Donna trying to get the merino out of the dye pot.
I think I can safely say that we all had a great time!


Amanda Whitmire said...

Thanks for posting these photos, Brandy. I hope you don't mind, but I downloaded a couple that I was in.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting all the photos! It was a really nice afternoon and I can't wait to see the projects from the fiber!