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The British Sewing bee series 2 on BBC2.
Here’s a sewing tribute of sorts then.
I was given two jumpers. They were woolly and biscuit colour and not quite what I would wear.
But that was part of the plan.
So I deliberately hot washed them in the machine. (With hindsight, I would’ve washed them in a laundry bag to reduce fluff.)
When they came out they were child size and nicely dense.
I then used a pattern piece from this site hat pattern
I also didn’t want to use an expensive commercial dye. The hats would be small. Plus they were wool so might not work well with the dye. A lesson I’ve learned before.
I bought a red cabbage.
I diced half, put it in water and added vinegar. I’d read that it might give a greeny blue effect.
After simmering the diced cabbage for a while. I strained the mixture and added the hat.
It’s now a nice greeny shade.
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