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Finding the right fabric

I did a little shopping last month at the online event, Jingle Ball. I didn’t take any classes that were offered or do any of the online chat, etc. The ticket was only $10 and I got that much enjoyment from it.

One of the things I bought was a SAL mystery called ChristmasTime. It’s only 3 parts and I’ve been looking for the perfect shade green for the fabric. It’s an exclusive for Jingle Ball attendees.

Here’s the cover for the first part (photo taken with my iPhone)

I looked for a light sage color but now I think I might like a mint color better. Here’s what I found when looking for sage.

Obviously not sage but I couldn’t tell from the online pic. This is very close to the actual color.

Very close colors. Two different purchases of Cypress from Fiber on a Whim. I wanted to show how different dye lots can be. I like both of them but I’m not sure either is right for this chart.

Very close to true color. This is Gray Matters by Hand Dyed By Rolanda (Etsy). It looked more green to me on the site but I still like it.

Hand Dyed By Rolanda Rubbed Sage. Very close to color. I really like this one.

Very close to color. To Dye For Fabrics Dried Sage.

I like all of them but I’m still looking. I think it’s time to get the dyes out. I have a great book that has formulas for different colors.:

I may have said a different book is my favorite but this one is hands-down the best for formulas. There’s a page called Muted Light Rainbow that has a nice minty green I’m going to try.

I’ve got I think 6 yards of 18 count Zweigart Aida that I’ve been waiting to use. I’m getting old folks so some days I feel better than others. I think tomorrow is the day. Maybe.

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  1. You’ve always done incredible work with dyeing fabrics. I’m very sure this will be just as fabulous.

  2. You are so sweet. I just wish I could keep up with my plans. I’ve got all the aida in the washer scouring. So, the first step is done.

  3. Looking forward to seeing what you concoct dyeing your aida. I still remember TheQuiltingPost dye tutorial where members were dyeing their fabrics all across the country. Such fun.

  4. I thought about that the other day. It was fun. The aida is in the dryer now.


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