The sun is out again, and it’s hard to resist sun printing! I took apart a few silk blouses and dipped them in the cyanotype chemicals purchased from http://www.blueprintsonfabric.com. I love the faded blue that happened today! I wonder if it’s because I’m at the very bottom of the container of chemical solution (that I mixed a few months ago). Or maybe it’s because I didn’t rinse out the fabric softener from the Salvation Army blouses. Or perhaps the solution has been diluted due to the fact that I often wet the fabric before dipping. After I mix up some new solution (since I”m now out of the old), I’m going to do some experiments with small amounts to see if I can achieve this faded beauty again!
To my yarn customers, I am reskeining yarn I dyed yesterday and will list most of the special orders either this evening or tomorrow morning. I will have just a couple of extra skeins up for grabs–Sleeping Bags and Midsummer Blossoms. I am so jazzed about fabric-y things that I’m having trouble maintaining my focus on yarn!