Sunday, March 18, 2007

I dyed me flossy

I can't find the right hand-dyed floss color to use for my other current WIP. So I made my own...

This are just the standard white dmc floss. The red one is going to be used for the setting sun on the design. while the 2 green ones are going to be used for the bamboo. I am not sure yet if i want to convert the whole chart, but i am also planning to sub the calligraphy from standard floss to kreinik. I think a little bling-bling on that won't be too bad.


I started the WIP last night, and filled in a leaf of the bamboo's but it seemed like i need to frog the whole thing and start over. Here is a picture of the design. This is by the way just the sample picture. And does not exactly look like it calligraphy-wise. This is a custom-made design of our family name "Pritchard Family." is what it says.


But before stitching, laundry first...I hear them banging from inside the washing machine, and complaining about how they need to go to the drier now. LOL

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Oooooh, what did you use to dye your floss? Food products, regular food coloring? I'm curious! Also, I really like the new project these floss are for - and especially that its with your family name. :)

Juls said...

Love the floss and what did you use?? Sorry to enable you but I love Who Knew designs as well! Thanks for visiting my blog and placing a link for mine in yours!

Joei said...

Wow, that oriental design with your family name is so pretty. Can't wait to see it done. You also dye floss?? You are creative, I haven't tried that yet, kudos on that!!! What did you use to dye them?

Thanks for sharing....

sugardoll said...

To answer the very famous question LOL. I used rit dye. I could not find any procion dyes at the Michael's we have in our town, so i used what was available. =)

Carol said...

Wow, very nice dyeing job - I am so impressed!!

Carolyn said...

I think its about time for an update on SSM and your new customized family name project! LOL. I kid, I kid.... but I would like to see more pictures! (I'm such a nag, I'm sorry!) lol

Thanks for posting on my blog too - my carrot (lol) has turned into a tinker bell! :)