Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scissors, Dye, and Hare!

No, not a new 'do' ... 

It was a delight to find in my mailbox on Wednesday scissors I had ordered from Yuko in Japan in February.  She and her son have been ill, and one thing after another caused delays, but she was quite generous in making up to me for the delay.  Thank you so much, Yuko, I love the scissors!! 

I was surprised to hear from several of you that you hadn’t heard of using onion skins for dying fabric.  There are lots of natural things that can be used, like beets, some grasses, pomegranate…but those really do seem logical.  Here’s a link that lists lots of them by color.  For my purposes I haven’t use the fixative methods, but it’s good to know!

Edited to add link to Lesa's Kool-Aid dying recently! 

On one piece of the onion skin dyed linen I’ve been stitching the Hare Family, some freebies offered by Paulette at Plum Street Samplers.  I think they’re just right for the bathroom.

Thank you for coming by today, and for any words you'd like to say!  I appreciate your kindness! 

d Happy Stitching!



  1. Thanks for the link to the dye page. I'll have to try some of them.

  2. Your fabric and stitching look great! Thanks for the link to the dye page.

  3. The scissors are worth the wait. Love the Hare family.

  4. The Hare family stitching looks lovely.

  5. Those hares always make me smile--great job, Charlene!

  6. Very cute finish! Great job on your fabric.

  7. I love those hares--nice stitching!

  8. Your rabbit family looks cute! I don't think we often think to use what's in our environment to dye our fabrics.


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