This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hand Dyed Thread Lusciousness

These are the hanks of thread I've been dyeing.  

I want to eat them!

(Maybe Suz was right when she left a comment saying they looked like shrivelled Asian delicacies)


They are a beautiful silk cotton blend thread, almost the weight of perle cotton. 


I received a huge hank because that's how they sell it and I started to wind off 10 metre lengths.  Well that lasted for about five minutes - I could see a huge tangle starting.


It turns out you need the proper skein winding tools for that job.  So (gasp in horror if you like) I cut the hank in half and then I can pull out 1.3 metre threads.  I take out 10 at a time and knot them into a bundle and dye them like that.


So, so beautiful.  I can't decide which is my favourite.  

3 comments:

  1. oh my yummy be-gizzers!! What a delicious display of delightfulness!
    Have a happy day, Charlotte!

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  2. Beautiful colours - what are you planning to do with them?

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  3. Oh they are so beautiful I would have trouble c.u.t.t.i.n.g.!!!

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