When I was at the Stash Sisters guild meeting a couple of weeks ago, one of the other women there noticed me struggling with my small frame now that my Palette Constellation rug has become so big and heavy. So she kindly offered to lend me the frame that she uses for big rugs.
I am so grateful to Marguerite Evans who has lent me her frame and Sondra Ives who dropped it by my home this afternoon.
I have set it up and already started to hook the final 1/4 of the rug. I have four more rows to complete and I will be finished with this rug.
I need to dye three more colors before I can go on much farther with hooking this rug. I hope to get to do some of the dyeing tomorrow afternoon after I pick up Alexander from school. Since it takes me about four hours to complete the hands-on part of my dyeing process (then I let the material sit overnight in the dye bath), I have to be home for a good chunk of time to do it. I should be able to get two of the colors done for the Constellation rug, and another one of the twelve new colors of my second Starter Palette that I am preparing for my Sauder class project.
QUESTION: Can anyone point me in the right direction for instructions on transition value dyeing? I don't want instructions for dip-dyeing transition, but for creating gradated values that move from one color to a completely different color (like from yellow to purple). I have been experimenting with this, but not with any real success yet.