I had to take a break from sewing face masks and made some more shirts for a change. As promised, more dye experiments.
Vasilissa didn’t get any new stuff for ages, so she’s the first to receive her Easter outfit. I wanted the shirt and shawl to match her eye make up, and it turned out exactly as I had imagined it. It’s a very subtle gradient dye in berry tones. I love how it makes her eye color pop. I used Simplicol expert dye for this, it’s a powder developed for hand dyeing.
The second one is for Bell, and this one is a fun gradient color mix in colors that are also part of her chest piece.
Dyeing experiments are kind of addictive. There is always something that could use a bit of color. I read a satirical short story by Ephraim Kishon ages ago. It’s about a man who wants to spray some small item with silver spray and falls victim to a painting frenzy. By the end of the story his front lawn is silver :-).
Anyway, I had this white lace I never used because the yarn is very shiny. It looked as cheap as it was. But with a gradient dye the lighter tone of the yarn looks actually quite interesting.
And last but not least some flowers, it’s spring after all. This is what my garden looks like at the moment – well, at least that corner of my garden. Enjoy the holidays. Happy Easter!