And she did it in a vase!
She has dyeing supplies from her 4-H'ers, so she was all set to get this ombre effect.
She took some cotton clothesline from Ace Hardware. A dye packet, some salt, and some hot water from the tea kettle.
She left the clothesline roll intact and dipped it into the vase for 20-30 minutes and then turned it upside down and let it sit for another 20-30 minutes.
How cool is this?
On this handy cardboard frame.
I was having trouble with my coverstitch machine - as in, I rarely use it, and it was a mess.
In fact, I had to call an emergency Pencil Girl meeting and she obliged and sorted me out.
We fixed the needle issue, got the tension sorted and I will be using it on my work shorts hem as soon as I make another pair.
She also let me play with her newest machine addition - a Consew Industrial. Serious speed demon sewing.
I can always find room for another machine. Her husband jokes that every room in their house needs a sewing machine adornment. This machine would fit into my dining room perfectly. Already have a place.
Then she fed me lunch of baked chicken breasts and fresh veggie salad.
She knows I need to eat plain. It's so nice not to worry about making bad food choices when visiting.
Now, I need to sew a bowl out of this awesome ombre clothesline. Small? Big? Handles? Fiddly bits? Do I need to match the thread?
These are my favorite colors.
SALE continues in my friend's Etsy Shop;
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