Want to hand dye your own embroidery floss and then embark on a journey to make your own Boro Bag/Hip Bag? You will learn low water immersion techniques using Procion MX dyes to dye your own threads and embroidery floss. Then use those threads to create a boro (raw edge collage style) fanny pack. Melanie will guide you through finding inspiration in your daily life to
sketch, oh, correct that, embroider your own Boro Bag/Hip Bag. 😀
The pattern is included in the price of the class.
Partial Listing of Class Content:
Dye your Own Threads video 10:51
Boro Bag/Hip Bag pattern PDF format
20-30 DMC StitchBow Plastic Floss Holder
Procion MX dye: 2 oz each golden, mixing red, intense blue (or 3 primaries that you already have on hand)
12-24 Ziplock sandwich bags, sandwich or snack size
3 Plastic tubs for rinsing
It is not required that you purchase Inspired to Quilt for this class but I strongly suggest that you do.
If you would like to dye embroidery floss other than cotton:
DMC is easy to find locally and is a fine cotton floss to start dying, it works well with the Stitch Bow because they were made for one another. DMC also sells a fabulously shiny rayon 6 strand floss in white and I suggest you get some.
Perle cotton is size 3 or 5, (not 12) is also OK.
YLI sells a silk embroidery floss wrapped on cards that is really quite nice.