Sleeping sacks for my nieces!! Mosts sleeping sacks are made of fleece for the warmth. But I had a piece of cotton knit and that was preferable
for me, because I can comfortably dye cotton. It’s springtime and I’m revisiting the dyes that I used last summer like honeysuckle, with indigo. My other attempt with this combination was horrid (http://wp.me/p1FUfV-aK Upcycled sweaters that I call “Call the Midwife nappies!”)
This honeysuckle was picked from the new spring growth and it dyed my sample as deep golden as the previous dye pot. But this time, I started by dyeing the fabric in indigo. Just one 30 second dip, from my sustainable indigo pot. It was a medium blue…just what I wanted. Next I mordanted the fabric and then I shibori-triangle-folded it and over-dyed it with the honeysuckle. Some blue was retained. Some green. Some yellow. Much nicer than the “Midwife” sweaters!
I won’t take credit for the polka dot sleeves–they were pieced from the fleece leftovers!!