Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pondering Future Projects...

So I now have five yards of a lovely cream colored wool coating.  I'd like to make it into a 15th Cent German dress to match my lovely fringe-y hat which is full of awesome because I don't think I've seen anyone else with one.  Have I ever posted a picture of my hat?  I don't think I did.  Let me do that now, because the hat is so cute!  Anyway, back to the dress.

My primary inspiration
for both hat and dress
I obviously want to dye the fabric because a cream colored dress is really just asking for something to happen to it.  I'm thinking either a blue or green color, though I haven't really decided, since the fabric was sprung on me so wonderfully by surprise.  I also have an interesting piece of textured cotton/rayon/linen/? that I'd like to dye to an olive green for The Boy, to make a Persian or Turkish Coat for Habib, Himself's middle eastern persona.  Lately Habib has been getting some very nice clothes.

But in the meantime, I was a moron who left her giant dye pot in Houston, thinking that it for some reason wasn't a good idea to bring it.  Alas.  My father is contemplating a road trip to visit sometime next month, maybe I can get him to bring it then.  Otherwise, I've been told that there is a place in town that will let you rent the space to dye fabric, so I looked into it today. The Eugene Textile Center rents out the dye kitchen for $10 a half day.  I think that should be long enough to dye the two large pieces of fabric I have.  I'm not usually concerned with achieving a specific color, so long as the color is relatively uniform and in the range of what I wanted.

So I'm thinking of finding out if there are any equipment fees I'm missing, and if not, I might go over and dye some fabric.  Anyone wanna go with me?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like fun! I have some cotton velvet I have been thinking about dyeing.