I have another batch of snow dyeing going today. I used acid dyes instead of fiber reactive dyes. I will have to steam the scarves once the snow melts. It will be interesting to see if there is a different look with the acid dyes. Waiting for snow to melt...
Thanks Lyn, thanks Ruth, good points to mull over. Lyn I think the presser foot is in the up position whilst threading. Yes at one point the thread had jumped out of the correct threading positions so I rectified that. It is a bit of a jigsaw that needs the pieces in the correct place to work correctly, plough on.
Lovely book cover and little bags. The buttons are great. I have had that little hard to see thread stuck and it does create a lot of trouble. And the rethreading even when it's right seems to help. Like restarting your computer when it looses its mind. Nice scarves Ruth . will you sell them like that or do some felting with them?
Ann, I will sell them dyed. No felting. They're 8 mm and I'm usually not patient enough to nuno felt with that thickness. I prefer 5mm. The acid dyes worked very much like the fiber reactive dye with the snow. Extra step to steam them but since I had left my fiber reactive dyes at my friend's house, acid dye it was.
My daily dose was seeing how sick and spacious my clothes airer that I tie my wools on was looking. I am trying to be very inventive making notebook colours using the colours I have left, infilling with not so nice/not often used colours. I think I am trying to put off the inevitable large order, which, whilst is very exciting to receive, it is also expensive, especially with another WOW price increase.
However I am trying to feed craft fair stock so just have to grit my teeth I guess!
At the request of the organiser, yesterday I went to meet and greet the group of people who make up the craft fair that I am attending next Saturday for the first time. I had visited this fair before so I had an idea it was fine. Nice group selling nice crafts, looking forward to joining them next weekend.
I have been checking out fairs with the view of would I be happy to stand here for the day and I have dismissed a couple already. I only started selling at fairs properly twice in November last year so I am still finding my feet. Galina quite rightly said I will probably settle with just a chosen few, but I have to experience them to know.
I have a blog coming up on 20th March on the Studio site regarding craft fair selling - just a quick plug there!