Thursday, June 10, 2010
My Forest Secrets challenge rug is taking me places I never meant to go.
Yesterday morning I talked to my dear friend Doris (Moments in Time). Most of you know she is an expert hooker in the traditional methods of fine hooking and dying. I was bemoaning the fact that I was going to have to dye some wools for my project and dying is just not my favorite thing. She as much as told me, BUCK UP! Well, she was more diplomatic than that, but it meant the same thing. She really said, 'take yourself by the hand and get out that dyepot!'
I have taken dip dying classes from her but have never done it on my own. First time for everything! I didn't take pictures while I was doing it, probably because I had no idea if it would turn out OK or not.
I started easy with some graduated shades of gray.
Then got braver and went to purple with a little silver gray to calm it down.