Saturday, 19 March 2011

That D@#*ed Elusive Pimpernel


I tried, I really tried to dye a good clear red today.
Scarlet
Fire Engine Red, Pillar Box Red
Lots of mixture, very small pieces of fabric, extra time in the sun.
Plenty of vinegar in the rinse.
I'm sorry Maria
We have some lovely bright colours
BUT
NO RED

13 comments:

BubzRugz said...

mmmm...well done for trying... I have never been brave enough.... those look lovely .... even if not red!!
Hugz

Maria said...

:( :( :(

I Weally Wanted Wed!!!!

But those colours look good too.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous colors nonetheless. I LOVE them together like that.

Micki said...

I love all of the colors. Beautiful!
Micki

Mary Ann said...

Bee-yoo-tee-full colours, Sue!!!
I happen to LOVE pink!!! LOL!!
Cheers! Mary Ann

Allie said...

But they're still oh so pretty!!!

Ann Marie said...

Well this gives you an excuse to try again right? At least the ones you did are great looking.

webbsway said...

O Yea! I love them all!

Back when my daughter and I ran a ceramic shop I learned that RED is one color to not co-operate at all!

But, just think ? If you had got RED -you would not have all these beautiful colors? Now you just have to come up with these projects? : -)

Gene Black said...

Maybe no clear true red, but still lots of glorious color.

Shari said...

Love your header photo. Red-red sounds hard to dye - sounds like you need extra strength or something. I have so many lovely fabrics I wouldn't think to try making more!

Love your pincushion. I look forward to seeing how they travel.

Cheers!

Notjustnat said...

Beautiful colour of red. You got a good batch there. Have fun with them and thanks for visiting my blog - Hugs Nat

maggi21 said...

Great colours Sue and true red is so subjective anyway so I think that you have got some pretty good ones there.

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Im sure something stunning will come of these peices and we'll all celebrate with you when you do find that red! :-)