Friday, May 5, 2017


This week I've been blogging about the various methods pals Kate & Judy and I played with during a dyeing marathon.

I addressed the two-step approach that finally helped me achieve color on the different fibers used to manufacture National Nonwoven's Woolfelt.
One other common issue that develops during the drying process is the wavy edges you see on this piece above.  Steam pressing often does not remove them.
So at home, working with dampened wool, I stretched the piece flat, pinning the edges to a piece of cardboard.  It was left to dry for 24 hrs....which solved the problem! Of course I could have done that after the fabric was rinsed, BEFORE it dried.....but given the environment where we worked, it wasn't practical.

Check out these links to see what others have been working on this week:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, and Crazy Mom Quilts.


Linda M said...

Wow! Between the Fiber Junkies and the Marathon dyeing you've had quite a productive time. How great to have friends to share your passion with.

quiltedfabricart said...

Is that the same piece? The colors look totally different. I love the natural earthy tones of the second one. What will you do with it? (Like we ever need a reason or a purpose in mind when we dye or acquire fabric / fiber) :-)

Robbie said...

Aren't you clever! I do like the color of this piece!! Very interesting!

The Inside Stori said...

Mary eyes.....they are different pieces of wool.......both dyed in the same manner....with the same wavy border results!