So I made some hand-dyed cushions yesterday!
Took me a good few hours to make 3 cushion covers. Too long a time, I reckon, for I kept making silly mistakes. I repeatedly sewed zips on the wrong side of the fabric. I too, had Britney's "Oops, I Did It Again" destructively and uncontrollably playing in my head.
It was a trying time. But, I pulled through!
Here they are, balled up & ready to be dyed.
I probably should have listened to Jian regarding letting it sit longer in the sink. But, I am the impatient type, So I washed and dried it out after two hours of soaking.
I almost immediately regretted my unwillingness to wait when they came out of the washer. It turned a mildew colour (my mom calls it) instead of the bold grey it was when they were first unwrapped.
I went to sleep pretty troubled and disappointed, thinking of more ways where I could better these slips.
After a night of unrested sleep, I got up anxiously to find the cushions a delightfully soft silvery-grey in the morning light!
My phone can't quite capture the fine wisps and textures of the tie-dye, but I am loving how the covers turned out. They look almost like moon crevices.
Now with these done. I can move on to my next home project (more about that later)!
Also, if you're wondering what is Lights doing in all my pictures, I will explain. I'm not sure if all cats are like this, but Lights is just a very curious feline and loves being involved in all that I do. Be it sewing, mixing up dyes, painting, or even cooking!
However, one thing she hates, it's music. Should anyone strum a guitar, or play the piano, she runs far, far away.
Other than the bit where she's lacking in musicality, I guess, I count my blessings with such a loveable cat.