Saturday, June 14, 2008

She's growing

Well my mermaid is definitely growing. She is still fun to work on, although I made a counting error somewhere and today I was able to compensate around it. Took a while to make everything match up, but I did it.

I want to try and dye my own linen, but have never done it. I've gotten some tips from Vonna's blog using RIT. Can anyone else give me some tips or directions, even if you point me to somewhere on the internet.
Thanks so much.

"Sweet is the smile of home; the mutual look when hearts are of each other sure."

29 comments:

Ranae said...

Here try this it is the rit dye website I have been browsing it now for awhile. http://www8.quickwebpro.com/ims/home.lasso

I just love how your mermaid is coming along.

Kim B said...

She's lovely!

Suzanne said...

I just love wathcing your mermaid grow. She really is wonderful.

Marita said...

Your mermaid is looking stunning.

Barbara at Mainely Stitching did a post not so long ago about dying fabric.

http://mainelystitching.wordpress.com/2008/06/04/no-that-is-not-your-dinner/

Pumpkin said...

You are just flying with this one! And to think you're doing all the beading at the same time too!!!! She looks absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to stitch them now :o)

Mel said...

She looks lovely. These are my fav mermaids. I really love them.

Katrina said...

She's gorgeous! The colors are so rich. Glad you were able to make things work, I hate frogging :-).

Here are some links I saved at some point on dying linen. I don't know which ones are still there but you can always check them out and see.

http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/Fabric/FabricDyeing.htm

http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/teadye.htm

http://www.serve.com/marbeth/dye.html

http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=614

http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=614

Sally said...

She is coming along beautifully:)

Sharon said...

She is growing and she looks fabulous!

darkrose said...

You've made some great progress. I just love this piece.

Barbara said...

Lovely progress!!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

They are looking lovely:)

Julie said...

She's coming along swimmingly!

Vonna said...

I liked what Julie said...they look swimmingly ;) Gorgeous! And the fabric is perfect!

I can tell you a whole load about dyeing your fabric, but the #1 thing I learned is WET your fabric first and then commence the dyeing. If you go here:

http://www.ritdye.com/Create+Custom+Color.9.lasso

You can get custom color combinations (measurements) to creat a load of possibilities with RIT. And while your there look around...then the best thing to do is just JUMP IN!

Deanne J said...

She looks wonderful

Karoline said...

She's looking lovely, great progress

Nicola said...

Your mermaid is looking really beautiful! Good luck with the hand dyeing.

Wendy said...

Your Mermaid looks fantastic! Sorry no dying tips from me, I have only tea-dyed, but it sure was fun!

Emily said...

She is very pretty! :)

Stitchingranny said...

She is really looking beautiful.

Karen said...

wow she is stunning

Margaret said...

Your mermaid looks absolutely stunning. The fabric you picked is gorgeous.

Yodamanda said...

Love love love it!

Dawn said...

She is beautiful! Those same frogs visited me this weekend. Glad you were able to fix it:)

Ruth said...

Woo hoo! There's tail! lol that doesn't sound right. ;-)

Carla said...

great progress!!

Lynn said...

Good for you that you were able to get around the error. I never seem to have that kind of luck and usually end up frogging.
She looks fantastic!!

Bliss said...

The mermaid is beautiful. A propos to dying. My attempts have all been disasters! I am not game to give advice. LOL

catandturtle said...

Your mermaid is beautiful! I bet the beading is amazing up close. :) Ann.