I have 2 silk scarfs stewing in dye. No photos tonight, I'm tired , outta spoons and don't feel like editing them for upload. So you'll get them tomorrow evening possibly.
One in deep cranberry and spruce blendings. The other is suspended over golden pineapple and will have probably ecru done over the rest of it.
Should be interesting.
Mark got me 5 hospital/vet tech smock type shirts from work awhile back so I could wear them while dyeing. I guess he got tired of me ruining my Tshirts.}:P They're quite comfy and it's rather nice to be able to simply wipe my dye covered hands on my shirt without worrying about ruining it. LOL.
Wore the first one yesterday while trying my hand at 'shaving cream dyeing'. It's basically the cheating way of marbling. The first two Fat Quarters I'm not super impressed with, Mark likes them, says they look like 'pastels' (eww). So I bought more shaving cream today (hey, Barbasol was 99cents a can, don't knock it) and tried again with less water and longer stew time. I'm thinking the dye may need some Thiox to thicken it abit so it's not as runny when the shaving cream loses it's foaminess. We'll see.
Currently uploading nearly 1k in photos from my 2gig photocard prior to completely wiping it. This is taking awhile.
Heading the the Medieval Faire at Green Hill Park
tomorrow. Must remember to take the camera. Black Diamond
is supposed to be holding a demo there, even though they're not listed on the site. Hrm. Avi said she'd see me there, so we'll see. His parents are in town, so while we're going with a neighbor, Kat and Dale are taking them and we'll most likely run into them there. Had dinner with them tonight, was supposed to go to breakfast in the morning, but we're heading out too early to meet up, so oh well.
Mark wants to go to War of the Wings II
now. He's been talking to the guy at work to see if he absoultely has to be there that weekend. He ordered his rapier stuff yesterday, to replace what was essentially stolen, and is waiting quite anxiously for it to arrive. *rolls eyes* And he's whining about his armor not being finished yet. *rolls eyes again*
Need to find the rest of my damn garb so I can alter the black skirt and white underskirt to fit again and find my green shirt as well as *my* belt. I know it's in the closet.. it's just a matter of moving the stuff in front of the door to actually get in there and look. Kat says she's not wearing garb(she doesn't have any), so not to feel bad if I want to go 'mundane', but I've been SCAdian long enough to know, even with a 6 year 'break', that I'd feel conspicuous about it.
Camera's done transfering- 910 pictures, duplicates (of which there were probably 100 or so) not transfered. Heh.
Need to renew our SCA membership before that week too, so we'll have our blue cards prior to the event, or at least a receipt saying we're card carrying members, damn it. And hopefully some spending money after we pay bills.
Avi mentioned that she and Rook were planning to merchant at WoWII, I mentioned my chainmaille jewelry
, gave her the website addy to go take a look at it and see if they would be interested in possibly carrying some of it. Would be a good place to make a little more money than what I am at Etsy
. Been looking at Yessy too. Not a bad deal, no selling fees, a 59.00 yearly site fee. And a quick perusal reveals that while there are silk scarf sellers there, they are well above or at what I sell mine at, as well as totally different. A search for 'shibori' revealed nothing. Might be the place to try come Jan 1.
Have to find some steel wool. Got vinegar, just need the steel wool. Oh, and another spray bottle. Don't ask, just wait and see.