Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Diversions...

I left the hand stitching for awhile to play with some yarn and color catcher sheets.

this yarn was originally meant for socks

I've been saving these color catcher sheets for a long time.

experimenting with color catcher sheets


Any ideas for the color catcher sheets are welcome. I thought I might create a pattern with some sort of a loose join.

14 comments:

Penny Berens said...

What's a color catcher sheet, Deanna?

deanna7trees said...

Color catcher sheets are sold in the supermarket. You place a white sheet in the washing machine and it catches any colors that run.

kaite said...

that's clever, what are they made of i wonder? i'd not heard of them either...k.

deanna7trees said...

they are said to be a specially treated cellulose sheet.

Deb G said...

I've never seen color-catcher sheets either. What an interesting thing!

I love your scarf/shawl. Making a shawl has been on my "to-do" list. That darn list.... :)

helen said...

Deanna, I was saving them also, as they are a very strong cloth. I used my embellisher machine and "felted" threads that I pulled off washed cloth out of the dryer (the loose threads that form) and designed with that and then free motion embroidered and added beads and made a "wristlet". They also take up the Eco dye REALLY great. I grabbed a piece of peppermint, walking in the house, and then wrapped it in the color chaser and spritzed it with vinegar then stuck it in an old spice jar. forgot about it, so in a week (or so) I unwrapped it and WOW the color was spectacular. They sew together really nice and are sturdy, so you could piece them for almost anything. Hope this gives you some ideas.Helen

deanna7trees said...

wow. thanks, Helen. never thought of eco-dyeing or the embellisher. i will try both, maybe even this afternoon.

T said...

I like what you have done with the colour catcher sheets, this is a very strong pattern and good mix of colour.

xt

helen said...

Deanna, I forgot to say that I always use them for the purpose they were intended ,and then take those ones to play with, so the eco dye was on a used sheet, but since they are made to suck up color they dye very fast.Anxious to see this project done.The only thing i don't know is how many washings they can take. i.e. if one made a quilt as such, how many times could you wash it? Would it fall apart after a while? not that familiar with the fabric.Helen

deanna7trees said...

thanks, helen. i understood that you meant eco-dyeing with the used sheets. i've already started experimenting and will post results sometime soon. i don't anticipate washing the quilt i'm putting together with the sheets, so it shouldn't be a problem.
deanna

Martine said...

happy experimenting Deanna..........
XXXm

twhIch aye said...

oooh i hope the experiment works out. love re-using things...

Herm said...

Depending on the size of the color-catcher sheets, you might be able to use them in journals and collage on them!

Gina said...

I just got an education! My first question was also the 1st one here and answered just as quickly. It will be interesting to see what becomes of all this.

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