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Thread: Organically dyed quilts

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    Organically dyed quilts

    Saw this in the mArch 2013 Country Living

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    ​I don't trust home dyed fabrics not to bleed and at those prices? nope.

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    $255 for a nine patch pillow????? I'm sure that there is someone out there who will pay it; I could make hundreds of pillows for that amount of money!!!
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    Cool site! Take a minute and look at her blog. She gets those dyes by actually going into the woods and cutting down certain types of trees. This is a beautiful artform and not one most of us would try...it's too easy to go to the quilt shop. She also has done a good job with inserting thoughtful bits into her quilts, such as the odd couple of blocks in GA.
    If I had the expendable income, I'd support her work.
    Look at Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr...they have done custom quilts for customers for years and there are those who would/could happily pay for such beauty.
    Thanks for the post!

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    very nice site, I am pleased to see her getting a nice price for her work. Very unique how she naturally dyes the fabric herself. I hope she does well with her business.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sandygirl View Post
    Saw this in the mArch 2013 Country Living

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    My sister uses organic dyes to overdye her wool for her hooked rugs. She's so good at it, her wool is sold at several LQS around Ohio to use in quilts, rugs, felting, etc. She buys her wool fabric by the bolt. Some are light color tweeds, stripes, plaids, light color solids, etc. She boils the wool, then dyes it. She has made some beautiful fabric. She's used walnut husks, onion skins, bark, etc. to make some of her dyes.

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