Monday, September 13, 2010
The carpenters' creed is "measure twice, cut once." A more general creed for any project is "read the directions first." I measured fine, but in my eager glee, I skipped reviewing the wrapping directions and made a big mistake. Oops.
In spite of my error, which I will never repeat, the results were swell, and I will still use the fabric in my rose-devolution project. Overdyeing the cinnamon color with turkey red produced a deep garnet. The cotton side of this cotton-silk blend does have some shibori pattern, but...as I said, not-so-much (top right, photo).
With dyeing, it's hard not to love the result. It's all good, as they say.