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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Velvet pause


I was facilitating a disperse dye workshop for my local Embroiderers' Guild today and I thought you might like to see as many of the images as Blogger was willing to upload. The disperse dye comes in powered form and you mix it to a liquid with water. For ease of application I put it in empty roll-on deodorant bottles which then work like giant roller ball pens. The ball tops pop and off really easily but I did think when preparing for this workshop that one of the tops had not clicked very successful into place. I check through them but couldn't find the guilt party. Someone found it today though and purple dye went all over the carpet. We tried to wash it off, not very successfully. They were actually carpet tiles so we lifted the ones from under the piano and under the doormat and swapped them around. Whether or not we get away with it remains to be seen!












4 comments:

MargaretR said...

Looks like a very successful workshop Sally. I'm sure no one will move the piano for years!

Holly @Home said...

Some exquisite work there.Holly.

Ma Ma Sierra said...

Could someone tell me how to pop the ball roller from an empty roll-on bottle and then pop it back on? Thank you.

Sally Webster said...

It's very simple. Just put your two thumbs beneath the ball (holding the roll-on in both hands) and push upwards on the ball with your thumbs. It justpops off. To replace, just position the ball back on and them press straight down with the palm of your hand until it clicks back on.