Monday, 20 January 2014

A hard lesson learnt......................

I endeavoured to learn new stitches on my secret heart sewing. Nearly two weeks of sewing, in between other things of course. A modern design that when finished I loved until...... I tried to wash the pattern off. Oh my..... dye disaster. I can tell you, there was alot of expletives and a few tears. Apparently hand dyed thread doesnt like to become wet, sob, sob, sob. I cant even show you because I was so annoyed the item was binned. This was my first time using the Cottage Garden Threads, any suggestions for next time?
Needless to say I have had to stitch another item, not as complicated a pattern as I'm running out of time. Hopefully my partner will like it.
I can show you a little wristlet I have made. I made up the design as I went along. Very cute........




My hubbie is still having issues from his bout of shingles. It has been a 'pain' all round.

I have been working on another semi secret item in between making curtains for my very soon to be born gd.

Just the binding to go but I'll tell you the story after I have given this to its new owner.

How are your new year resolutions going? Mine are still hanging there waiting to be acted on, Cant rush these things me thinks.

Sharyn:)

9 comments:

Christine M said...

Oh, what a pity Sharon. I think it was Shez who posted on her blog about pre-washing CGT before using them. You can check there.

Jeanette said...

Soaking it would've taken the dye out. Next time pre-soak the threads in salt water & then dry before using.

shez said...

Hi Sharyn not good,here check this post out http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/i-am-loving-these.html,i always wash mine now,hope your hubby is better soon.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I would have said rude words too. I agree with Jeanette. If I use them I soak them in salty water too. It is a shame because they are so pretty. I am sorry hubby is still unwell. Give him our best xx

Fiona said...

what a shame.... so disappointing...

Ido hope your Hubz feels better soon.. i hear shingles can be so painful...
Hugz

Shay said...

Oh no what a bummer!

I use colour catchers with big projects - they work a treat but I think the pre-soaking sounds like a plan for next time!

Anthea said...

oh no!! yes I can just imagine all the naughty words with that happening, what a shame after all your hard work... it's what I sometimes call s-h-one-t (can i write that here?! oh i just did!)

Beautiful sewing for your new gd, such pretty colours x

Pinnylea Creations said...

I too have experienced running thread colours but thankfully they "added" to the over all effect. Same can't be said for the red dye from some fabric on a Christmas Quilt :(
At least we only do these things once LOL XX

Cheryll said...

Oh Nooooo... how disappointing for you!!!! Especially on a gift!
Yes Shez told me long ago to be sure to soak CGT before use... but you found this out the hard way! Sorry!