A Good Day to Dye
I know, I know… Last week I told Inez that I was going to be cracking that joke when she started applying the dye to Liberty and she gave me the *one eye*, a look that said, “You’d better not…”
Today marks the beginning of the dye application. Thanks to Dharma we got all of the dye we needed last week and we were able to spend the weekend doing last-minute preparations for the dye process. As we were grocery shopping Saturday evening Inez and I were going over concerns we had about dying Liberty while it was sitting on its drop-cloths (plastic sheeting) on the floor. Inez did not want Liberty to sit in the puddles of runoff color, muddying up the fabric. We spent some time shooting ideas back and forth on what we could do and then looking up at the storage racks in the store the idea hit us, that the wire racking they used on their shelving would be perfect for what we needed. This morning (Monday) I did a little research and found a company up in Salt Lake City that stocked the racking we needed and picked up two sections. The racking fits perfect over the troughs we used for dye-prep and work perfectly for keeping Liberty raised out of the dye runoff. I love those little moments of inspiration when they hit us and we are able to see a simple solution to a potentially perplexing problem.
Inez was also joined by a couple of volunteers today to help her to move the fabric and tie shirts that we bought for the event. The shirts are amazing. We bought them through Dharma Trading Co they are Made in the USA, sewn in Los Angeles. I have included a picture of the tag from the shirt. The quality of the shirts is impeccable, the stitching is the highest quality that I have seen on a t-shirt and the fabric is a wonderful heavy weight cotton.