Sunday, June 17, 2012

Custom Project, March 2012

Back in March I was working on another commissioned project, a custom heart ornament. It was to be a surprise for the recipients in May, so I didn't post anything ahead of time lest someone found out about it too early. Then things got in the way (actually spring got in the way, to be exact) and I'm just now posting pictures for this one. I won't say much about it other than the symbols have a distinct meaning for the recipients. This is a keepsake, a memento, something that the giver hopes will inspire the recipients for the rest of their lives.


This is the first time that I've dyed wool a certain color rather than rummage through my stock in the hopes that I might have the exact shade of "lemon yellow" requested by a customer. I used Rit dye and it was very, very easy to dye all the pieces I needed in a stock pot on the top of the stove.

Too easy, in fact, and now I find myself looking at other pieces of wool and wondering what it might look like after a bath in cactus green, bamboo, or tangerine tango. Hmmm.....

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