I have to say that initially I wasn’t overly gung-ho about using reactive dyes. You need to wear a respirator and it’s chemicals. I kinda changed my tune a little when I saw the colours you could achieve with them though!
Laurie mixed them up for us and away we went. We had to do a 10 step scale. I started with Royal Blue and made my way to Fuchsia. Of course I did this keeping the middle of the scale in mind… Purple! I just can’t get away from that colour. Let me rephrase that… I have NO DESIRE to get away from that colour! I also did a couple of side trials with Fuchsia and Turquoise. Or purple! Hehehe
No homework tonight, thank goodness! I try to get everything out of the way in class so that I can spend as much time as I can with little man.
I have a bit of a rant I have to release… So feel free to skip this part if you’re in a happy place! LOL First of all, I CANNOT get over how some in the class seem to feel that they are above cleaning up after themselves. Seriously… We’re SUPPOSED to be adults here. The rest of us shouldn’t have to play mommy and clean up after you. There are also those (possibly the same offenders) that feel the need to take up as much space on the print table as they damn well please. Um, there are other people that need to get their work done too! AND there’s one little piece of work in there that I have the urge to tell where to go, with explicit direction. She undermines me any chance she gets. She doesn’t seem to do it to anyone else. I actually snapped back at her one day last week, which I don’t normally do. In another instance, I was talking to somebody about my blog. I’m rather proud of it, excited that there are actually people reading it. She said “I don’t understand why people have blogs. Nobody cares about what’s going on with other people. Unless maybe they’re on a journey or something.” I turned to the person I was talking to and said “I guess I must be on an interesting journey because there are people that are actually reading about my adventures.” And then this little…person… has the audacity to turn around and ask if she can use my hole punch or other supplies I have on hand. I don’t use the word hate that often, but I have to say that I HATE users. And I HATE being used. If you don’t treat me with the same respect you treat everyone else with, how DARE you ask me if you can use my supplies? Put on your big girl pants, learn to treat others equally and come talk to me when you’ve grown up! End of rant.
I only have a couple of pictures to share with the dyes in their containers. They are sitting there until Friday morning. Since they’re reactive dyes, they need to be shaken up from time to time in order to get the best results.
So we will see the results of that on Friday.
I made an appointment today to get my sewing machine tuned up and my darning foot. The excitement is starting to build for the sewing portion!
And I promise my next post will be more positive 🙂