Archive | May, 2017

Hand Dyed Felted Wool – Reduction Dyeing = Removing Dye

31 May

I recently answered this Question on the Wool Workers Facebook Page…How do you remove dye from dark wools? 

Great question!!! I encourage you to experiment and would love to hear about your results. Here is my experience…The product to use is an Oxygen Bleach (NOT Chlorine Bleach) example OxiClean.    I have tried removing dye on a couple of wool garments with very mixed results. For me two issues arose 1) you think nothing is happening and then boom too much dye was removed. 2) Without doing a tiny swatch test you have no idea what the base color before commercial dying occurred was – my experience undesirable gray wool lurks beneath! Instead of this type of reduction dyeing (removing color) I prefer to over dye even dark wools. Experiment adding a complimentary color dye, example red to berry to wine add green! To green add red! To blue add orange! You get the idea. Let us know how it goes!!!

Join Quilt Show

19 May

My quilt the Glad Tidings Basket Quilt was accepted into Georgia Celebrates Quilts

I hope you come see it!


The show will have over 300 quilts (including mine!)

It’s Georgia’s largest quilt show and it’s so much fun!

Contact me if you have any questions or check for more information.


Thursday, June 8 – Saturday, June 10

10:00am to 6:00pm daily


Cobb County Civic Center

548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA

Admission is $10 ~ Free Parking


Did I mention that there will be plenty of shopping?

It’s May!  Tea Party Time!!!

5 May

May is our annual Tea and Stitches Tea Party. This year we will be up cycling a Teacup and Saucer or Teaspoon into a Pincushion!  I just love useful sewing notions. I can’t wait to see what our Tea Party guests design.  

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