I have been taking a new Craftsy class called The Art of Cloth Dyeing with Jane Dunnewold. I am really enjoying this class and thought I would try a few of her tips when I dyed some Infinity Scarves this weekend using my regular Low Immersion Dyeing method. There are two things I am doing differently now and am really happy with the results. I am now mixing the soda ash, salt ( regular salt, not the non-iodized) and water and then use that water mixture to add to the dye powders. That is a real time saver when it comes to the mixing stage. Then she also recommend to use Blue Dawn to wash out the fabrics at the end and that worked well too.
So 4 years ago today I wrote my first blog post and had just begun my adventures into longarm quilting for a business. I had to go back to reread that first post and glad to see I’ve improved my blogging skills over the years :) Actually I feel it is more that I found my voice and style of blogging and figuring out what I want the focus of my blog to be. I’m glad you have found my blog and I enjoy the emails and comments you send me. Now I am going to do something sneaky and see if I can get a few more of you to reach out and say HI! Yes I’m going to have a Giveaway….which is really a bloggers way of meeting who is reading their blog and a great way to thank them! Well that’s the reason I have them twice a year and that is why I didn’t put the word Giveaway in the title of this post, I want this to be for my readers, not some random person looking for a giveaway. So please do not blog about this giveaway, thanks!
You may have guessed by now I will be giving away one of my Infinity Scarves that are made of a Bamboo Jersey Knit. The winner can pick the color they like and if I get a good response I might draw for more than one.
So here is how this giveaway will work:First Entry - Leave a comment and tell me which color you would like. If you can’t decide right now that’s okay. It would also be fun if you could tell me the coldest temperature you have ever experienced. I’ll share mine at the bottom of this post.
Second Entry –Leave a second comment letting me know you are a follower or a new follower.
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I’ll mail international so anyone can enter and I’ll make the draw on Friday January 18.
Good luck and I’m curious which color will be the most popular choice.So here is my coldest day that I can remember ...and that didn’t included the windchill. I’m sure it felt like –50’c that day and I would estimate that the thermometer was reading –42’c. I believe this was in 2008 and the kids still went to school…they have never had a snow day to there dismay!
*Giveaway now closed*