Lace Dyeing Fun!
For the first time in a long time, I have a week at home! While I miss heading to Colorado to see the family, I'm enjoying some other pursuits instead! At the CQI retreat in September, one of the things I really enjoyed was learning how to dye lace using alcohol inks. Since I already had quite a few for scrapbooking as well as an assortment of white venice type lace, I thought I'd have fun with it and see if I couldn't make some of these lace pieces more usable for crazy quilting.
Using inexpensive paintbrushes and watercolor pans for the ink makes it so much easier to do these! I love how the colors blend into one another. Using four colors of green helped add interest to the foliage.
I even strayed into territory I'm not always comfortable with... using shades of yellow and orange, in order to create some autumn themed lace.
But it's these blue and green laces that are my favorite!
As you can tell, I ended up straying from my usual palette of pale subdued colors into a much brighter place! It has been cold and drippy outside, with little sunshine, so working with these bright colors was a lift to my spirits!