May Your Life Be Like A Basket...Useful...Bountiful...Beautiful...

Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Creating Custom Colors for Dying Reed

As many of you know, I use Rit Dye to dye my reed. Have you been to Rit's website to see all the beautiful colors that are available? Did you know that you can create your own custom colors with their custom color recipes? Be sure to check out the site when you are getting ready to dye your reed so you can get just the perfect color. Rit gives very specific recipes for many custom colors. You can just follow their color recipe along with my directions for dying reed that I gave HERE on this previous post.

When you are looking for places to purchase Rit dye, you can find it in stores such as Walmart and Target in the laundry section. Also many grocery stores sell rit dye with their laundry detergent. Keep your eyes open for it at fabric stores like JoAnns and Hancock Fabrics. Finally, sometimes you can get a great deal on it at places like Tuesday Mornings or Big Lots. It's out there and it's available if you just know where to find it. Also, if you are lucky enough to get some at a garage sale, grab it. I've personally not found it to expire and the colors still come out beautiful. I do buy mine in the powder form on most occasions just because it is less expensive than the liquid.

So try a custom color sometime. When you do, be sure to send me an e-mail and post a picture of it. I'd love to see how your custom colors turn out.

Baskets of Blessings,


1 comment:

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh dear Nancy, I had to change my address of my blog, for privacy reasons and of course, lost all my favorite addies and my follows. I have been working ever since to get them all together again. Thank goodness for the browser I kept typing in basket and weaving and finally found you. I just made my first basket last night at a class. It did hurt my left thumb very badly, even causing it to spasm and cramp quite badly. But I will carry on. I would like to make 6 total, one for each kiddo for Christmas. I am not at a point where I could do one from your tutorial yet, but I would like to keep on trying to learn. Would you be so kind as to stop by and re-follow so I will not lose contact with you. Couldn't wait to tell you how happy I am to be learning to weave a basket. blessings

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