Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Domestic crisis........


My freezer stopped working last Thursday and I had to wait until yesterday for them to come and repair it!!! With massive cooking session and help from my magical neighbour Jan we managed to salvage quite a bit.  One victim, though,  was a bag of frozen blackcurrants which really didn't look at all appetizing. I was on the point of throwing them when I looked at my hands and the red stain on my fingers.....Hmmmm.....dash down to the workroom and grab assorted scraps... put blackcurrants and scaps in a pan and simmer gently for about an hour.  Leave overnight and this morning.....



Non of the fabrics reproduced the colour on my fingers but they did produce this wonderful assortment of purples and greys.  It never fails to fascinate how different fabrics react to the same dye in different ways. Now what to do with them...............

3 comments:

Clare Wassermann said...

Those purples and greys are bery Victorian looking aren't they?

Adelaide Rabanis said...

I made a pretty red/purple die from raspberries once. I imagine this is pretty similar. BRILLIANT. Now I can dye some things for my steampunk outfits... thanks!

MulticoloredPieces said...

beautiful. Serendipity is a wonderful thing!
best, nadia