Thursday, July 28, 2011

To Dye For...

Dye Party
Dye Party
Dye Party
Dye Party
Dye Party
Dye Party
Dye Party
On Monday we had a 'dye party' in Margie's backyard and it was magical.
Margie, Sonia, Arounna and Barbara transformed their fabric
using natural dyes while I made them my husband Manolo's famous guacamole.
I'll post the recipe soon!
Read more about our fun filled day here and here.

23 Lovely Comments:

Blogger mc said...

Que dia tan divertido!

7/28/2011 9:41 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i love that blur of natural color so much.
are you sure manolo wants to give up his secret recipe:)

7/28/2011 10:08 AM  
Blogger Sleepy Darlings said...

i love dye parties!! what natural dye did you use for that bright red? It looks amazing. and i love the way the burgundy turned out on the pale blue.

7/28/2011 10:54 AM  
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7/28/2011 11:54 AM  
Blogger Aidel Knaidel said...

Ummm--I think I'd like that corn recipe too. :) Sounds & looks like such fun, that party! I just dyed some really expensive bed sheets I bought years ago for a kid's room (what was I thinking?!). They were apricot color and I dyed them a dark, rich purple with a bunch of good ole fashioned Rit dye. I LOVE them! It's really fun to transform something so easily.

7/28/2011 12:05 PM  
Anonymous lamina @ do a bit said...

I think you guys just had too much fun... Love it :)

7/28/2011 1:30 PM  
Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

it was a very special day
and so nice to be with you, Margie, Sonia and my friend, Arounna.

like a kid, i'd love to do it again

7/28/2011 2:01 PM  
Blogger sandy said...

Looks great. I saw some beautiful embroidered doilies the other day in an op shop for $2 each. I didn't buy them as they all had a few rust marks on them. When I got home I thought "I should have bought them and dyed them"!

What are you going to do with your pieces?

7/28/2011 3:00 PM  
Blogger Pretty Things said...

OH to live near you!

7/28/2011 3:41 PM  
Blogger Colleen MacDonald said...

I love the hand dyeing process; it magical somehow. Seeing your beautiful fabrics on the line shows them off so nicely!

7/28/2011 4:01 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Shades of 1967! This makes me want to run right out and tie-dye something! Fun.

7/28/2011 7:32 PM  
Anonymous Candace said...

I love the 3rd photo, it conveys a sense of magic with that lens refraction that looks like a bubble and the way you can see the leaves through the fabric. Gorgeous.

7/28/2011 8:05 PM  
Blogger garden clippings said...

how fun is that! I want to go to a dye party and make pretty things!!

7/28/2011 10:50 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Ahhh a "dye party" sounds so cool and even BETTER with natural dyes! :) kudos!!

7/28/2011 11:28 PM  
OpenID starrybluesky said...

Oh wow - I'd love to have gone to your dye party ! I love seeing how fabric is transformed by colours. What kind of natural dye did you use - I can only find the non natural kind here.

7/29/2011 4:25 AM  
Blogger Vicki K. said...

The dyeing results are beautiful! And then what happened to them?

7/29/2011 8:28 AM  
OpenID Cozy Memories said...

it was such an amazing afternoon
I have such sweet memories of it it, I can't wait to blog about it too
I have told hubby about the guacamole & I can't wait to gather all the ingredients and make it ! And quesadillas too ! And guess what ? I have managed to find a Mexican restaurant here, and it seems genuine & fabulous. Will tell you more about it if/when we'll go there !

7/30/2011 2:07 PM  
Blogger artistico said...

Margie's backyard i am sure was magical.
those fabrics are fabulous :)

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8/01/2011 1:35 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

Such beautiful colours.

8/02/2011 2:51 PM  
Anonymous abby said...

Makes me want to hug Margie! A real, heartfelt, warm hug.

8/02/2011 9:30 PM  
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