Natural 36# color??

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Natural 36# color??

Postby katherine » Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:42 pm

I was looking at purchasing the Natural 36# color rosary cord/twine and I was wondering if it is a beige or a white cord? I am looking for white cord, because I like to tie-dye it. Thanks for any help you can offer!
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#36 cord "natural" color

Postby Maire » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:51 pm

Katherine, did you see? - there is a photo of the new OLRM #36 cords here:
http://www.olrm.org/online_store/index. ... ductId=587

The natural color seems to be an unbleached darker beige tone, not white. Sometimes it's hard to tell on a computer monitor.

I'm glad that you asked... this looks like something I'd like to use and hadn't thought to search for it myself.
Will let you know when my order is received, unless someone else has an answer sooner.

God bless you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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natural color #36 cord

Postby Maire » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:41 am

Katherine, my #36 cord just arrived. If you are familiar with OLRM #9 white cord, it is the same shade. It is not a bleached white (like the color of office paper), but a softer shade that might be described as as "off-white" or "winter white"... similar to the color of milk.

Here is a photo of the #9 white and #36 natural cords side by side:

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On my computer monitor this image looks a bit darker than actual; for some reason it is more accurate when viewed while standing.

Hope this helps.

God bless you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Thanks

Postby katherine » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks so much Mary, that really helps, it sounds like it will tye dye well! I appreciate your time and thanks for taking the picture too!
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tie dye rosary

Postby Maire » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:01 pm

You're welcome, Katherine. It is nice cord. As an experiment, I just put a small strand into a cup of coffee. It has only been soaking for a few minutes, but already is a lovely golden color.

Your rosaries sound so unique. Forgive a silly question from someone who has never tie-dyed anything: do you knot the rosary and then dye it, or dye the twine before you start?

I'd like to try making dye out of flower petals... someday!

Peace be with you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Postby katherine » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:19 pm

You can dye the rope either way - before or after knotting - I dye my rope first and then knot it, because I like how the beads change color more frequently that way.

I use Rit Dye and actually I dye them when we make tshirts for our youth retreat and the teens help me. I measure out different lengths and tye them with twisty ties to keep the ropes in order and let the teens do whatever combos they like. I know others who have used Rit and only dyed rope, they recommend the liquid because you dont need to use the whole package and it's hard to use only part of the dry kind. I've never done flower petals but that sounds really cool.

I was going to try and show you a picture of them dyed but I cant figure out how to insert a picture?
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tie-dye rosary

Postby Maire » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:11 am

Katherine, thanks for explaining... this idea has captured my imagination!
Hoping to see your rosaries. Here are some instructions to embed a photo:
http://forum.olrm.org/viewtopic.php?t=471
If you get stuck, leave a note in that thread & we'll try to walk you through.

A couple years ago I picked some Trinity flower (spiderwort) petals for our Corpus Christi procession, but they liquified within a day or two. Then I read somewhere that the blue liquid from the petals has been used as a paint by artists. Maybe it would work to dye the rosary cord as well. I might try.
One year I played with vegetable dye for Easter eggs (onion skins and beet juice). I've seen photos of yarn dyed with kool-aid (vivid colors), but have never tried that myself. So many experiments, so little time.

Peace be with you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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Postby katherine » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:11 pm

Okay thanks so much for the post about putting up pictures. Here are pics of the rope after I tye-dyed it.

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Postby katherine » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:15 pm

Here are pictures of the rope made into rosaries and chaplets (teens and adults really like the chaplet bracelets).

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To make the rainbow ones I used only primary color dye and where they overlapped they made the secondary colors. Always dye your lightest first to preserve your dyes color.
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tie-dye rosary

Postby Maire » Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:43 am

Katherine, thanks for sharing photos... your rosaries are great! You do nice work. Thanks for tips about dying lighter colors first and overlapping primary colors to get secondary colors. The rainbow effect is wonderful!

Peace be with you.
Mary
LORD, let Your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in You. ~ Psalm 33:22

Knotted Cord Rosary for Troops and for Veterans:
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/rosary.htm
http://www.seatofwisdom.net/veterans.htm
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