Monday, September 9

I is for Indigo.

I love the impact of a washer dye. Gone are the days of time consuming efforts over a bucket, gloves and stuff. Now we can fill the washing machine with a dye powder, salt and fabrics.
 
 
 




A few months ago I revived some faded towels see here  

well two of the towels didn't dye so well and were blotchy.
So armed with the newly discovered indigo dye I set about my task!



(notice the nose behind the vertical blinds - yes Bing was watching!)

 
IMeanwhile - now Rayburn is on I need to transport logs from log chopping area. Happened to have 1 rusty trolley and one laundry basket laying around. Result ! INVENTION!
 
 


Whilst all this activity was going on I heard the distinctive clucking of a certain hen who had decided to lay an egg IN the sawdust bucket!


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22 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, you have been busy! I love the bright blue colour you used. And who is it laid the egg? Bet it's delish!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. It's Mabel who sits in the sawdust bin Leslie. Yes delicious!

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  2. Mood Indigo! *the song is stuck in my head

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    1. Will have to look that one up Roger!

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  3. Well, Mrs. Nesbitt, in my humble opinion, "I" in your case is for "ingenuity"!
    Or "inventive hen"!
    And yes, I could see the nose at the blinds. You are, after all, Bing's mum and he has to check on your whereabouts!
    K

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    1. Bing has the ideal size and shaped nose to peer through blinds K. lol

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  4. Well the sawdust looks like the perfect place to lay an egg.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Indeed AP am thinking about getting another container the same.

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  5. I have disastrous memories of trying to dye something many years ago. This looks fairly simple, but I have two questions: Did the dye stain your machine and will the dye run when you wash these items again?

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    1. Chris - no the machine does not have any stains - after the dye programme I run a general 40 degree wash. No the dye does not run - this is why salt is used. I am a great fan of these dyes. Always something to brighten up. I popped in a couple of tops too.

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  6. never a dull moment at Nesbitt Towers!

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  7. Love the nose in the blinds, Denise.
    I am glad you are safe from the tremendous flooding.
    It's hard to believe you have to start heating your home when I sit here with the fan whirring in 100F. heat.
    Love your Indigo!

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    1. Aye the nose Suzanne xxx have to laugh.

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  8. That hen in the bucket made me smile Denise - they will choose anywhere where they think you won't find the egg and then give themselves away with clucking - but then they are pretty bird-brained aren't they?

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    1. Clucking is an understatement Pat as you well know, hilarious!

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  9. so the dye is safe? it will not hurt further loads of laundry. that is pretty interesting.

    Ewok's ABC WEDNESDAY

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  10. I love that gorgeous blue - was once very much into natural dyes and mordants, etc. etc., but this looks lovely and simple.

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  11. I just laughed at you popping in "a couple of tops", indeed just the thing to brighten up any day. No 'Mood Indigo' for you especially with hen buckets.

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  12. I noticed Bing's nose :) 'Got a towel with exactly that color and I called it blue, but then I am known to be a bit color blind.

    Hazel

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  13. I love indigo! Haven't tried to work with dye yet. Maybe no need, since I paint:)

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  14. I always wondered if those dyes really worked. Great result

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Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.

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