So after spending the morning looking at Deb L's great Rothko's Puppies, reading Sonji's archives, and going over Mrs. Mel's great post The Lazy Dyer, I have been bitten by the dyeing bug. Hard. Next step . . . shopping! Such a sad thing to have to do. Sigh.
So, off I went (in a virtual sense) to G & S Dyes (source for dyeing related products in Canada), to order a bunch of fun stuff. Dixon Chan, owner, was very helpful (there's nothing like having a phone conversation with the owner), and I ended up ordering just the basics to start out - turquoise, yellow, fushia & black Procion MX dyes. Oh, and some silk yardage - cause if I'm just learning, it should be on silk???? Okay, fine, just because I recently did a silk throw for my couch, and absolutely loved the sheen and texture, and now I wanna play! With silk! 'Cause my other addictions aren't expensive enough already! Aargh!
And, after contemplating the damage I had already done, off to Lunn Fabrics for a bolt of PFD dyer's cloth. And a bunch of their tie-dyed fat eighths. In case mine suck.
Now I'm not sure if I can wait until it all arrives. Well, I suppose in my eagerness I could clean the laundry room and prep it for morphing into a dye chamber. I like the sound of that - touring people around the house they already get introduced to My Studio and My Fabricland - now My Dye Chamber will be the third stop on the "She spends all of our money on quilting" tour. The laundry room has a large sink, a bit of counter space, a window (lots of great mid day to afternoon light), and a door into the garage for extra space or ventilation.
Now I just need a way to turn my washer and dryer into a temporary dyeing surface - next shop, looking for plexiglass. Gotta love the internet. I can spend scads of dough, site unseen, and have it all delivered, without ever having to leave my dinky little town in the mountains. Yippee!