Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Busy days; created a Galaxy !

Finding time to hook can be difficult when I'm dyeing each day.
Here is Galaxy with Majic Carpet Dyes. It's a spot dye.
It took 1 hr 30 mins.. @ 350 ˚ F to process these.
Gather up 1/2 yd wet wool in peaks and valleys, add 1/8th tsp. citric acid to each dye solution, pour in stripes or spots in a checkerboard pattern. Don’t mess around too much with the wool after you pour the dye on so you can get the stars in the dark sky effect.

1/2 tsp. Blue Violet
1/2 tsp. Turquoise
1/2 tsp. Bottle Green
1/2 tsp. Brilliant Green
1/2 tsp. Red Violet
1/2 tsp. Black

Friday, October 26, 2007

Great Colour for a Fall day !

ROCKET’S RED GLARE over 1/2 yd wet wool
1 tsp. Orange
1 tsp. Reddish Brown
In a dye bath with 2/32 citric acid added , done when water clears.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What all good hookers need

If I could give rug hookers only one piece of advice what do you think it would be ?

Make time for yourself ?

Keep connected to other hookers ?

Try new things ?

Imagination ?

Even though all these are very important the ultimate thing is know yourself and what you like.
Because if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything !

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pickled Ginger Variation- Copper Penny

These recipes use Majic Carpet Dyes

1/16th tsp. Orange + 1/16th tsp. Reddish Brown

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Pickled Ginger

Here is today's recipe.

Dyed Over 1/4 yd. natural in a dye bath with citric acid.

1/128th tsp. Orange + 1/128th tsp. Reddish Brown

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I forgot an important thing

Yesterday my daughter reminded me of something I know works but I had forgotten. This was a timely reminder.

She said " Mom you have to think from the end."

To me this means instead instead of imagining how to get somewhere, I need to imagine already myself there ( at my goal ) and work my way back to where I am.

An old mare can always find its way home !! LOL

Here's a picture of true rug love !

Friday, October 12, 2007


This is a beautiful dark teal.

1 tsp. Bottle Green
1/2 tsp. Blue
1/2 tsp. Black

Dyed over 1/2 yd. natural wool using Majic Carpet dyes in a deep dye bath with dyes added all at once in once dye solution. 1 tsp of citric acid was added in 1/2 tsp. increments at the 1/2 hour and 45 minute points. It takes a long time to dye dark colours.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Todays New Dye Formula

Here is a beautiful soft colour called Wales.
Over 1/4 yd natural wool flannel

Light 1/128th tsp. Brilliant Green + 1/128th tsp. Orange

In a dye bath with acid added at the 15 minute point.