indigo

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Have you’ve seen all the blue in the internet?  Maya is amazing.  And Amanda’s new quilt she started and posted on her blog recently?

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That’s what made me do it.  I want to have a blue quilt too.  I really love blue and that indigo so deep and intense and beautiful.  Yes, I think I need to plan something fun.

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We looked at some of  these web sites.  And of course a little search on Pinterest and it gets your crafting juices going.

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We invited a friend, before she started school, and got everything ready for some dyeing fun.

DSC_0054 copyMixed the content of the kit.

DSC_0056 copyWatched this cool iridescent.

DSC_0059 copySoaked our fabric pieces in water.  Let them drip while we turn and twisted.

DSC_0065 copy DSC_0068 copy Even Lucas got in the twisting and folding.  Made a few napkins, but skipped the getting dirty part to his sister who is, on the contrary, excited to get muddy and dirty any time.

DSC_0069 copySo many ways of folding.

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I turned about a yard of a white fabric around a pac pipe, and then around with some rope. I think it was too much fabric for the tube, and didn’t get dyed very much at the end.  Just the outside layers.  Lesson learned.DSC_0071 copy Cool circles we anticipated.

DSC_0070 copyCool folds.

DSC_0073 copyMore twisting and folds.

DSC_0072 copyMore rope tiring with my too large piece of fabric.

DSC_0087 copy DSC_0085 copyEverything we wanted to do today, was ready for the blue waiting in the pot.

DSC_0078 copy Always fun playing with latex gloves, right?

DSC_0076 copyNew friends arriving.  Show and tell.

DSC_0084 copyYes a little messy and stinky they all agreed.

DSC_0082 copyBut some of us don’t care as much.

DSC_0088 copyHere we go.

DSC_0089 copy DSC_0094 copyUhhhh… are you sure you got the right dye, Mama?

DSC_0096 copyIt’s turning stuff green.

DSC_0101 copyJust wait.

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Yes, it is green…

DSC_0105 copyWait a minute.

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Cool! It turns blue! Phew…

DSC_0111 copy And my too-large piece of fabric was even hard to sink in the dye anyways.  I think it’s going in the dye again later.

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OK. Can we untie them now?  It’s been 20 minutes, right? Can we untie them now? Now?

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OK.

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This is cool!

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This is the large piece twisted into a tube with a bunch of elastics in a row.  But not centered… it is so neat! I love it!

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Some of it was still turning blue.  Some spots showing green.  They all turned blue and some of it washed off when we rinsed the pieces.

DSC_0157 copy DSC_0161 copy DSC_0162 copy DSC_0163 copy DSC_0164 copyMore fun, new napkins!

DSC_0166 copy And yes, this is the too-large piece.

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So exciting to see the transformations.  I love it!  It is so much fun.  We had done tie dyeing a long time ago, when the kids were little.  But I do love the blue… so beautiful.

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And then drying?  I could have them out there all the time!

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I want to do more! I better go check what other clothes and sheets and tablecloths we are not using and would like some blue.  Watch out!

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2 thoughts on “indigo

  1. Glendie September 3, 2015 / 10:18 am

    ‘Wow’ seems quite inadequate! Looks like great fun, and SO pretty!

    • NaturallyFunDays : Marcela September 4, 2015 / 8:12 am

      It is a really pretty blue. And pretty easy and lots of fun. Still have more dye in the pot… just need to find the fabric! 🙂

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