One of the little things I did was a colour plan for an Amazing Matrix pillow that I will be making for a friend, and yesterday I found some time to get some dyeing done. This friend's family suffered a Christmas tree fire last year and however many months later, the construction is limping along - far behind schedule. They had hoped to be back in this Christmas, but it doesn't look as if that will happen. So the pillow will be a birthday-early-housewarming gift.
Here are a few pics of the dyeing I did - you'll see the "before" in both pictures. They were both "off the bolt" wools that I found in my favourite fabric store in Toronto. Although they were both classic "uglies", they were swans in the making. In the first one - that lime green herringbone wool was the last on a bolt for $9.99 a yard. And the oatmeal texture was a bit more - I think $14.99. But I could tell they would both dye beautifully, and I think they did.
Although the camera (and probably monitor too) colours are a bit off, the rusts are lovely and the teals too.
Here are the other colours from my stash that I will be using in the pillow.
And here is the new gorgeous Oriental rug from which the colours were picked.
What an inspiration point!!! I think this pillow will be a joy to do and should be wonderful with the rug, don't you think?