Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dyeing "Autumn" Scarves

Last week we went to visit our friends on the Mississippi river, before I left home I picked a large bouquet of bright red maple leaves, grabbed my dye pot, dried flowers, eucalyptus, wool and off we went.

With pre mordanted wool we laid on leaves and flowers.

The more the better. We rolled them up tight and boiled them for a good hour.

Left the scarves in the pot overnight (and what a beautiful night it was).

The next morning the river was covered in fog.

It was time for the revealing,

Oh my gosh, they look just like "Autumn" puked up on them:)

A bright red gerbera daisy,


becomes a magenta flower print.
And red maple leaves become teal leaf prints.

The dried eucalyptus add lots of orange prints around the leaf prints.

We're set for Fall.

My friend gifted me with these beautiful dried gourds that she stained and shellac. They fit perfectly in my iron pot. Thank you Donna, I love them.

Home again, for my Herb Society I made these quilted table mats.

We were having a little sale to make money for the group and I donated two.

Of course this being the October meeting their were a lot of hats at the meeting. I love P J's. She put fresh and dried herbs and plants around the brim,

 a few critters were tucked in.

A few witches hats were also found on the snack table.
What a fun meeting we had.


Peggy said...

Great autumn colors -- pure magic and I'm sure the crescent moon had a part in it. ;) Love the herbal table mats -- can you share where you found that fabric? It's wonderful. xo

Anonymous said... the fall dyed scarves!! they turned out perfectly!! Looks like so much fun, they all had a great color to share and preserve. And the Halloween decorations were great...counting down the days for sure. Deb C

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Peggy, I found the fabric at Fields Fabrics, it was quite a few months ago, but they may still have it. I'm not sure if they have a web site you can check.

Hi Deb, See you in a week, I can hardly wait for a long week of quilting bliss!

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