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Tuesday, 30 December 2008

dye a bundle

I seem to have joined the guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers recently, and I was intrigued when they were running a Christmas competition called "dye-a-bundle", so of course I had to enter!

I received a square of cloth in which was wrapped up many different short lengths of yarn plus a "mystery colour" of Dylon. (Which, as I expected from its greenish hue, turned out to be green.)

After the first pot, I dyed up a second pot in a lighter shade - more fabric, more yarn.

When all had dried I made this:

bye a bundle lizard dude

He's got a woven ridgeback of all the different yarns I'd gotten, which I then sewed and steeked. (Probably not the right term for weaving, but oh well.) This bit took far longer than designing the stuffie himself, he practically threw himself together.

Hooray for me, though, when the voting day came I'd tied for second place out of all the lovely entries. Hurray!

Does anyone want a lizard stuffie? Probably not suitable for children under 3!

bye a bundle lizard dude


BOTTLEPR said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! I've just started working with DYLON and am getting more and more enthusiastic by the minute, when I see what people do with the dyes. Do let me know if you have any more dyeing projects coming up, as we may be able to send you some samples (can't guarantee it at the moment, as we've only just started working with the company).
Kind regards
Carole Scott

Liz said...

Oh, he is well cute. It's almost like you were a stuffed toy designer in a former life ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oooohhh, he's lovely! Like a baby stegosaur...Helen xxx

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Catherine said...

So cute!!!