My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fabric Fun

Well, the past week was a challenging one.  We had a huge storm - the windiest I think I've felt it here and we lost our power for almost 24 hours.  Not terribly much fun when the kids are stuck inside with the rain.

So when Sunday dawned bright and clear, I broke out an outside activity that I've wanted to do for a while.  I had a little fabric dying kit with a sample of each of three colours and by following the recipes you ended up with 30 fat eighths in graduating colours. 

My boy helped me label jars, measure dye and water (good maths lesson) and squish the fabrics around.  After some not so patient waiting, lots of rinsing and washing, and a stint of drying, I now have lots of interesting mottley colours.  And I've learnt heaps. 

Now, how to use them?!


  1. Looks gorgeous! It should count for math homework! ;-)

  2. Greenly jealous. Would like to do dying but find it all a bit scary - too many strange sounding ingredients. Where did you get your kit from?

  3. Yah....what fun, they look really nice.

  4. Fun...I love hand-dying ...I look forward to seeing what you make!

  5. I just gotta get back into some dye pots - they are calling me from afar....

    I see some wonderful things coming up made from that little lot :)

    viv in dunedin

  6. Oh how fun, and yes what to do with them... umm... what kind of fabric is it?

    ps are you impressed that I am saying fabric and not material?!

  7. Oh that looks like fun. I love the colours. This will make nice quilt pieces. B


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