Wednesday, 18 February 2015

WOYWW - green tartan dyeing!

So - World Book day is coming up and it seems that Katie Morag is a popular character for children to dress up as, this year.
I had a little bit of polycotton fabric which I made up and showed you last week. Here.
It was perfect for a little green tartan dressing up skirt.
However, it is very hard to find any suitable green tartan.
Not to be out done - I found some cream /vaguely green tartan viscose online and decided to dye it....

One old pan and green fingers later.....



It won't be anywhere near as nice as the other one but I am sure it will look good just the same.
So this week I shall be mostly sewing little green tartan kilts!

Of course, my table is already full.
I have been helping Maxine sort out wool yarns and rovings for her needle felting course.
Lots for you to snoop today.









Have a great week.
Thanks for calling.
If you want to join in our WOYWW blog hop then nip over to Julia's blog and link up.

x Jo

22 comments:

Annie said...

It looks like the cabbage soup turined out well :-) In all my fabric I've not found anything in green check...can you believe that?
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Neet said...

That is incredibly clever of you to die, so successfully, some cream fabric.
Best wishes for Maxine and her felting course, look forward to seeing some of her makes.
Hugs, Neet xx 26

Julia Dunnit said...

Bet M is really looking forward to the course,specially with all your knowledge behind her! The fabric dyed beautifully...that'll make a lot of little skirts!

Lynn Holland said...

Our craft group did some needle felted dogs last week. One lady said hers looked like "road kill" haha
Lynn 23

glitterandglue said...

Lovely wool tops there, Jo. Hope the course is great. Your tartan looks very suitable - I remember one of our grandies being dressed up very similarly.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

My name is Cindy said...

Wow that is fantastic!! As a librarian I am intrigued by the Katy Morag ref - I love the books, but they are getting rather old and I am having to reluctantly remove some of them for newer stuff - is she really still that popular? The books don't seem to go out here. Happy WOYWW Cindy #36

Shaz Brooks said...

Oooh, love the colour of the fabric. I do so love green. That came out beautifully. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

Eliza said...

Well that is one sure way of fixing the green problem, make your own, clever. Now I am interested to see how they come out in the end, so I will stay posted. Green is my favorite colour. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs Eliza & Yoda #2

Shel C said...

Great idea..if you can't find it..dye it :) Can't wait to see the little kilts. Happy WOYWW Shel-PaperOctilloStudio #42

Sandy Leigh said...

I think you are having a lot of fun! And I love table full of yarn - wish I could take the class. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #45

Dotty Jo x said...

How lovely that you are making kilts for World Book Day! I'm a school librarian who is getting ready for WBD too so your WOYWW post has certainly made me smile! Jo x #49

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh some bright green...would be fun to have that grass here, just frightfully cold and windy. Also must be a week of sorting out for most of us. I finished up all my lace and gained new space. Enjoy a lovely week.

Helen said...

fab bold bright green tartan!! Have a fun week. Helen #6

Anne said...

That has turned out very well Jo - well done. Hope the felting course goes well - sure it will. Anne x #65

Lisca Meijer said...

They turned out rather well I think. I admit I had to google Katie Morag as I'd never heard of her but you've got the skirt spot-on! Are they for your grandies or are you going to sell them?
A needle felting course sounds very interesting. I'm sure Maxine will love it.
Have a great week,
God bless,
Lisca#24

kilnfiredart said...

The kilts will be fantastic. I must have a go at needle felting one day, I've mended a hole in my slipper but not made anything
Jill#59

BumbleVee said...

What will they be felting? little creatures? or is it more some flat felting type of thing? .... you know me ... always interested when it comes to wool bits... hahahaha.... show and tell Maxine; when there are things to "show" ....... I haven't done anything with wool for soooo long..... must do another little bear some day ....and soon, darn it! Speaking of little guys.....How's little Tanner ? tee hee.....

Hettie said...

I have a Black Watch dress which I could have sent you to cut up if I had known earlier. But I do like the tartan you have created.
Hugs
xx

JoZquilts said...

Thanks so much for your comment, sorry only just replying after having a visit from the Curly Girlies.
What a job dyeing all that fabric but it will be worth while. The Katie moral costumes and dolls are such a success.
Thanks for the offer, you are too kind, but we do have quilts in hand and not so many are needed just now. All children in the system have received them and so they are only needed for newcomers.
If I dare ask, Bravery Bead bags are in short supply if you have any spare fabric they would be sooo appreciated, even a few. I've been stitching away on my ownsome!
Love Jo x

Josie said...

We loved the Katie stories in this house, I especially loved that little bit of friction between the two grannies! Can't wait to see the costume. I also loved your gorgeous chicken roman blind, your friend must have been delighted which it x

JoZquilts said...

Thanks so much Jo for your offer of help!
Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

I used to read Katie Morag books to my class - I understand there is a TV series now! Love how you dyed the fabric! Sorry to be so late- decided to go away for a few days! Chrisx 53