Saturday, August 26, 2017

What to do with Hand Dyed Wool Fabric?

My first experiments with ponchos
I am wondering if I need to add a button at the wrist.
My goal is to make the colors blend like watercolor paintings.

I've been hand dying jacket weight wool fabrics for a few years now.  I use them in my needle felted appliqued quilts.  But I've had the urge to expand into ponchos and other simple jacket shapes.  Maybe there also needs to be an appliqued animal or two.


  1. very pretty fabric does make a beautiful cape or poncho.I made a nice cape out of wool and lined in satin but gave it away when i moved to Florida...but a pancho could be nice down here rarely gets to 40 or below in ft myers fl he he..i just started dyeing some wool..i go to thrift stores down here n look for wool jackets people give away like goodwill or habitat for humanity....i buy mens shirts cheap for scrappy fabric ...

  2. ps i have several of your patterns also i need to aee if you have a pattern for shih tzus