Hello. I’m obsessed with wanting hand dyed fabric right now. I see other stitchers blog posts showing some beautiful hand dyes and I want some. My local shops don’t have much to offer and maybe deep down I am really looking for some hand dyed Aida. I have only stitched on hand dyed once and here is what I stitched:
She is Passione Ricamo’s Galatea mermaid. I stitched this piece in 2009 on 28 ct Griffon from Sugar Maple fabrics. I believe that Sugar Maple is no longer in business and I remember it taking about 3 1/2 months to get my fabric. I recently told someone I thought it might be Silkweaver, but I just found my info on this piece and it was Sugar Maple fabrics that I had so much trouble with. So I have been a little leery about ordering hand dyes ever since. But I see so many beautiful fabrics on-line and I’m really itching to get some. I love the colors on this fabric and I am pleased with how Galatea turned out.
Last weekend when I visited my LNS, she recommended Picture this Plus as a good place to find some really nice hand dyes. I checked them out and they do have some fabulous lovelies! I’ll have to start making a list. I did pick up a piece of hand dyed last weekend and Hubby was so sweet and purchased 2 pieces of hand dyed fabric a couple of weeks ago. I will post them this weekend.