DYEING THE YARN-CAMP WOOL- HESTER UPDATE- ANOTHER DYE BOOK

31 01 2014

Hello,

ANOTHER DYE BOOK

ANTIQUE COLOURS FOR PRIMITIVE RUGS

I bought this book in the late 90’s and am using it more lately  It is put out by W. Cushing & Cushing the dye company.  Written by Emma Lou Lais and Barbara Carroll.  I am going to use at least one of the formula’s today in dyeing a green.  The book has formulations using Cushing dyes and there are pictures of the color it will become.  When I first started chemical dyeing I only used Cushing.  One dye package would dye wool, silk and cotton, it made it economical.   They changed the dye formula in the 90’s and I then I started using Pro Chem dyes and have been using them ever since.  I now use Cushing again and this dye book helps me get the primitive colors I want.  The book is still available and a quite handy dye book to have around.  You should be able to purchase it from any Rug HOoking store or directly from Cushing in Kennebunkport, Maine.  

CAMP WOOL

It is with great sadness that I announce that Camp Wool is not going to be held this year.  LeAnn worked very hard but just couldn’t find a venue for us this year.  The one we had used before had increased their prices and she wants to keep it affordable for everyone.  I am sure she will find another place for next year. I look forward to it so much its one of three Rug Hooking events that I attend and enjoy.  Going to Maine gives me a chance to visit my childhood friend Francine and my Sister in-law Rita.  I look forward to both those visits so much  Well I hope to incorporate them in my trip to Nova Scotia.

HESTER

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I took this picture last nite as she was getting ready for bed.  She is quite good and is eating and drinking well.  I really think she enjoys being in the kitchen where there is activity. My friend Anne from Ireland gave me some great advice and today I will pick up a soft toothbrush and brush her legs.  

WILD HORSE ADOPTION CONFERENCE  will he held at Tufts at the end of March.  For all you people who are interested in Mustangs go to the Wild Horse Adoption website.  It’s great to have it in our neck of the woods.

DYEING THE YARN

When I finished winding skeins last night I though I had so much of it done in reality there was not that much.

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 I only did green and purple and will do some more purple tomorrow.  I want to do reds and blues too

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The material came out great.

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Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog.  Carole


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2 responses

5 02 2014
Rita Kay Begeron

It is with sadness that I read that Camp Wool is not on for this year. Know that you are always welcome to come over whenever.

5 02 2014
wspines

I was so sad too I have been coming up for some time now and really look forward to seeing you and my friend Francine. I am planning on taking a one day rug hooking class in Nova Scotia, Chris will be with me and we will spend a few days in Maine on our way back. I will get in touch when the time is near. Hope you are all ready for these next couple of storms.

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