Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Do you like your mustard's to sing or whisper?

First, let me wish everyone the Happiest of Holiday's and a very Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a safe and blessed day!!!

Just a rhetorical question here. I think we all love a great shade of mustard. Just wondering how subtle you like yours? These are a couple of shots of some of my favorite mustard's. I use lots of it in my hooking, so some of mine are down to strips.

Some thoughts on dyeing your gold's and yellow's......... Remember the less of your gold/yellow you add the more subtle your shade will be. Old Gold is my favorite "ingredient" for a good mustard. Light Brown or Tan drabs down any of your Cushing's yellow/gold's, or a yellow wool. This would be an as-is wool or one that has gone a bit bright during the dye process. Just grab any yellow or gold and try it with Spice Brown for a nice warm shade of mustard. Bronze brightens up a mustard formula for pizazz, but just use a little.

Say you have a piece you want to dye, why not tear it in half, add one piece at first then your second piece about half way through, right before you add your vinegar. This will give you 2 great pieces to use together with a bit of color variation too. Enjoy & more next time!


Kaye said...

Thanks for another great dye tip.
You are really good. Can't wait to try that on some wild gold that is way too bright. I seem to be afraid of trying things on my own.
I know there is no dye police but like the mattress tag thing i will just leave it on there til someone says I can pull it off. I am a whimp about some things, those are two of them. lol.

Hooked on Primitives said...

Too Funny Kaye! LOL!! You always make me smile! Drab down that wild gold! LOL!!! You have a wonderful holiday in that gorgeous home of your's!! Thanks, Cathy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip Cathy!! I have some brighter yellows that I am going to try to drab down.

Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year to you and your Family.

Joanne said...

Well Cathy - I personally like my mustards to SING when they go on hot dogs or soft pretzels but my mustards in my rugs - the drabber the better! Thanks for the tip! You are so good. AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

Hooked on Primitives said...

LOL!! I love these comments, so nice and funny too!! I am glad you like the tips, more to come! Merry Christmas!! Off to eat a hotdog now...LOL!! Bless all of you! Thanks, Cathy

Miz T. said...

Personally I like my mustards to whisper, as they will blend well with other colors that I enjoy. Your post is a good reminder that often just a small amount of a color is enough to blend and give us the color we want. Colors are so much fun to play with.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas full of warmth and love (and wooly things too!).