Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Shirt & Dye Factory

Ever have one of those days where one project morphs into another project morphs into another project, and then it all spills over into a second day? Yesterday was one of those days for me. My initial goal was to clean out my closet and get rid of clothes that I no longer wear. My closet was crammed, yet I wear the same dozen or so outfits all the time. So I started tossing things into a giveaway pile.

Somehow, before the closet clean-out project was completed, it morphed into a project of cutting the ribbed necks off t-shirts and stitching them into more of a boatneck style (see photo above). So I did about a dozen of those, then started in on sweatshirts and did 3 of those.

Next thing I know I am saying to myself that I really like this one particular shirt, except that it is a white shirt. So out come the dye pots, and since I can't just dye one shirt, I start skeining yarn and wrapping other shirts in a shibori pattern, until I have a full dye pot.

Then, this morning I decided that I haven't done any dyeing this summer until now, and it was fun, so I think I'll dye some more. Above is the pile of shirts and yarns for the next dye pot.

And, of course, my closet still isn't cleaned out!

2 comments:

Von said...

Dyeing Fabric is my Crack! LOL

Gerrie said...

Sounds like fun!!