Wanderer's to the Cabin

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Playin' With Threads

Since yesterday brought some very sad news about a dear friend in my ILCS yahoo group, I thought I would try my hand at dyeing some threads as I couldn't concentrate on stitching.

My first try was tea-dyeing one skein of ecru and two of white.
I loved the aged effect that the tea had on the threads.
It's easier to see the shading in the first picture.


Next up I made up nine small batches of dye.
Country Blue, Tan, Scarlet, Navy Blue, Wine, Yellow, Denim & Black.
I was going to do a bit of color mixing, but ran out of white thread, oh well tomorrow is grocery shopping day and Michales is close by.


I really love how these turned out and it helped to lift my spirits for a bit.

I also made my first online order (not ebay) of hand-dyed threads on the 11th, they came in on the 18th, not bad for the holiday season.
I ordered from Nordic Needle since they were having $2.99 flat rate shipping and I received an on-line coupon for $5.00 off my order of $30.00 or more.
I picked out 22 different threads from The Gentle Art, 8 Simply Shaker Threads and 14 Sampler Threads.



Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas filled Family, Friends & Love.
I also want to send a very heart felt Thank You to all of you for your wonderful comments that you leave behind, I cherish each and every one, they help to keep me motivated.

Take Care Everyone & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

26 comments:

  1. Ooh , yummy threads . might have a go myself , one day lol.
    sorry you've had sad news . Take care, and Merry Christmas .
    XXX

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  2. Oooh, fun stuff! Enjoy your threads. If truth be known, I have a variety myself ;)

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  3. The news is very sad :( I love your hand dyed. What did you use to dye them? I use to dye my own as well, but now I'd rather just buy from others as its easier lol

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  4. I love how your dyed threads came out. What a great package your rcvd of threads also. Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

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  5. Very sad news about Rene. She's such a sweetie.
    Your colors are beautiful! What did you use besides the tea?

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  6. Sandy, I love what you're doing with your threads! They look so professional. It makes me wanna try the same thing... maybe after the holidays. Nice job!

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  7. Sandy,

    You're threads look fantastic. I'm glad you were able to find something to take your mind off of our sad news. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. The Threads are Great! Well done my friend. :)
    Merry Christmas!

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  9. They look lovely Sandy!
    A great way to stay occupied.
    *hugs* I hope you have a good Christmas, and there is still hope for some good news from ILCS. We will see.

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  10. Sorry you had bad news, but your threads are beautiful!!! Merry Christmas!

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  11. Sorry to hear you've had bad news. It's never easy - especially around the holidays.

    Your threads are beautiful and I love the colors you ordered!

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  12. Great job on the threads! Sorry you had bad news but hope you do have a merry christmas!

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  13. The thread looks amazing, you did an excellent job with the dying of the thread. I am sorry to hear of the sad news you got. I hope you and yours has a happy holiday season.

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  14. Sorry to hear you had sad news.
    Your newly dyed threads are beautiful.
    Merry Christmas!

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  15. Well done with the threads, they are beautiful.
    Sorry to hear your friend is going through a difficult time: I wish you all a peaceful Christmas.

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  16. Sandy,

    Sorry to hear about your sad news. Love the threads! Merry Christmas to you.

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  17. Great job with the dyeing project. I did some with kool aid years ago. Haven't used any of them yet but it was fun playing. Are you going to try some fabric also?

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  18. Wow, you did a great job and the store bought ones are great too. Dyes threads are so much fun.

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  19. The threads are gorgeous, nice job.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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  20. What a great idea to dye your own threads! I never thought about trying that myself but now I might give it a try.

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  21. What a great idea to dye your own thread! I might have to try it myself. And don't your purchased threads look yummy?! I never can have enought thread in my stash.
    Sorry you had bad news but hope you can keep busy with stitching as some peaceful therapy.

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  22. You did a great job on the threads.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Marl

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  23. Beautiful threads. I don't think I'm ready to take that plunge myself yet.

    Merry Christmas!!

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  24. I have fiber addiction moments too Sandy so it is a sign of someone who enjoys her craft. :) I loved the fibers you dyed yourself - Are they colorfast? Hope you have a wonderful 2011 and saying a prayer for Rene.

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  25. Hello
    Shikarnenko here. I liked it!
    Keep up the good work! :)

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