Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dyed in the wool... what does that mean anyways?

According to various internet references , the expression "dyed in the wool" refers to a state of steadfastness, especially with respect to one's political, religious or social beliefs. The expression comes from the fact that fabric can be dyed in a number of ways. The woven fabric may be dyed after it is complete, or the threads may be dyed before they are woven. When a color is "dyed in the wool," the wool itself is dyed before being spun into threads so the colour is least likely to fade or change.

The red and orange wools worked out great, as you can see below. I got carried away and proceeded to create my first wet felted purse, above.


Kelline said...

Your are so creative and crafty Arrika! Your bronzes look really great. Don't forget me when you become a famous artist!

spinnity said...

Su-weet felty purse. What a fun splash of color in the grey days of winter.