It’s another lovely day here in Southern Ontario, cold but sunny, which is very nice. The leaves have been falling off the trees with a vengence and along with the frost there has been a sprinkling of snow on the ground in the morning. It’s only a matter of time before we see our first real snowfall. Christmas is just around the corner and I am NOT prepared. I’ve been reading lots of books (mostly Terry Pratchett) and haven’t gotten much done but I guess that’s normal for me. I need to crank it up a notch. Why is it every year there just doesn’t seem enough time in December?
I just wanted to post a few small things that I’ve done over the past couple of weeks. I did up another tank top the other day and decided to tone it down (at least for me) so I did the tank in a LWI (low-water immmersion) using Indigo procion mx dye from ProChem; it turned out nicely mottled and goes well with my jeans. I wore it to church today paired along with a cerelean blue tee I had kicking around.
Indigo blue tank
Yesterday saw the finishing of a necklace, braclet, earring combo that I had made for one of the girls in my fabric dyeing forum. We normally include a little gift for the hostess of each swap we participate in. I am currently involved in a colour study, which includes six swaps all being looked after by the same hostess so I decided to make up the necklace set and send it on.
Hostess gift for colour study
While looking for the indigo dye for the tank top I realised that I hadn’t done a gradation on a discontinued ProChem dye called Pinecone so here it is. Unfortunately they no longer carry the dye as they’ve sold out but I thought I would post a picture anyway so people could see what it looks like.
It’s not a bad colour of brown and I’ll have to get around to using it in a quilt some day.