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Old 07-11-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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Woo! First attempt!
Thanks so much for all your tips on dyeing silk and cotton - pics of my first attempt so far are on my blog, it's currently sitting overnight before washing out :-)
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:26 AM   #2
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Wow, that is absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see what it looks like once it's dried
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that is so pretty! you guys look like you had fun!
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:56 AM   #4
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Cool, I'm curious as to how it turns out.

I didn't see you mention it in the blog, but you did add sodium carbonate (soda ash) to either the soak or the dye solutions right?

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I added the soda ash to the soak solutions, so I can keep the dyes for a wee while - I've read some places that dyes can be frozen and kept indefinitely, if the fixer isn't added in, is that true?
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Nice job!! I love the color!
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Niiiiice! Love the colors.
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:21 PM   #8
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That is beautiful!! The colors complement each other so well!

I know dye stock can be kept at room temp. for 6 months; I've never heard of freezing it.
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this is completely OT, but i just read your blog profile.. what type of veil are you looking to make? i might be of some help! i made my own too. it was pretty simple
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Oooh, haven't spoken to anyone else who's done it - did you use a pattern or make it up yourself? :-) I want to know everything lol

And on another note, why in the hell do I keep having hobbies that are amazingly expensive? Because of the fibro, I've had trouble with the skeins to hanks and back again thing, so just ordered a skein winder and a ball winder - figure that having arms that work is better than having money, but it gets frustrating lol.

Still, I know people who can spend 80 on a night out getting drunk, so at least I'm getting something other than a headache lol...

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P.S. The silk's almost dry, it looks amazing
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