So much color around here right now.
Even with all of the gardening I did squeeze a little dyeing in the last week or so.
I started by dyeing another color wheel. This one is with bright dyes as opposed to this one. The blue green is off. Not sure how that happened.
Then I dyed a large mandala.
I had some vintage napkins I wanted to dye a certain color of green. I dyed three batches before I came up with the color I wanted. The first three were way too blue! But now I do have a nice selection of greens.
And here are the results on the vintage napkins.
And a closeup. I love how the yellow came out.
I really love the vintage napkins because you never know how they are going to dye. They are so much prettier with color than just plain white where their pattern hardly shows.
Other color include our currants.
Our blueberries getting ready to turn.
The astilbes blooming in the shade garden.
Here is our Brandywine viburnum. In the Fall this bush will sport pink and blue berries while in the winter the leaves will turn dark maroon.
I was surprised to see this Louisiana iris that was blooming outside my window.
And the lovely coneflowers are all starting to bloom.
Well, that’s all the color for today. Hope it’s colorful in your home. Thanks for dropping by.
Wow, great colors, all around! Love the vintage napkin dyeing … And what a beautiful spot you live in – so many lovely things growing!
Wow, I am in Wisconsin and our plants are nowhere near as far along as yours. I am just getting Strawberry flowers!
Your green vintage napkins are GORGEOUS! The color is so rich! And your flowers and fruit are luscious.
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Glad to see you’re checking out another color wheel. I have done several now and I will keep on! I took Candy’s classes also. And I, too, felt she really explained things thoroughly. Your mandala turned out nicely colored. Did you do a lot of massaging to make sure the white area was saturated?
And I miss the Midwest and the gardening I did while in Wisconsin.
Enjoy your day,
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EllenSue, Thanks! I love, love, love the vintage napkins when they dye so lovely. We’ve now been here eight years so most everything is coming along as we planned. So much of our flower gardens were inspired by a garden walk I chaired back in 2009. One of the gardens had currants and we just loved how they looked! Now to taste them! Anyway, thanks for dropping by. Waiting to see your new scarves.
Hi Judy, We are in Southern Indiana at the very bottom of the state in zone 6. Gosh, we no longer grow strawberries but they are about done here. Thanks for dropping by.
Sherrie, Thanks! I love how the patterns come out with the dye.
Luann, I really like the other color when than this one but I wanted to see what it looked like. Not sure how I screwed up that blue! No, not much massaging. Thanks for commenting and hope you have a wonderful day too!
Color is ranpant here, too. I have some vintage napkins that want dyeing. Those turned out so pretty.
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Hi Jean! Don’t you just love this time of the year? Thanks for dropping by.
Wow! those napkins! Beee- U-T- ful! nice garden too. I can sure see why you’re inspired. Thanks for sharing.
Lee, Thanks! And thank you for stopping by and commenting.
Hi Lynda… thank you for each of your recent posts… I am catching up today. Napkins, the pieces with bright dyes and the printed Fabric Bee pieces and now all of this wonderful colour in your garden! Love it all!
Bethany in Kingston, ON where it is Raining! We need it…
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Hi Bethany, Thanks for your sweet comment. It’s raining today here also. A perfect day to stay in and create! Sure wish I was closer to come to the show you’ve been promoting.