1. The blue is brighter than the photo displays, and it’s going to bring out somebodies eyes quite nicely. I thought this would show a sharper tie-dye contrast, but the sturdy cotton had quite an open weave (if it were a silk or fine thread tight weave it would have much more pattern). And it was contained in a fishnet stocking, which offers way more give than regular pantyhose. I plunged this in the dyebath from the previous post, but after the soda ash and agitation. There was still enough movement and surplus dye on the next agitation to move through that open weave. 

     
  2. Bright slate denim blue, solid wash with regular agitation. 

    12T Cobalt, 2T Jet Black

     
  3. Forest Funk: After

    (Before)

    Yellow Sun, Chestnut and Turquoise. Yellow/olive took first, more turquoise left in the exhaust. 

     
  4. Forest Funk: Before

     
  5. Cashmere connoisseur sings the blues. 

     
  6. 00:29 6th Feb 2013

    Notes: 2

    Reblogged from kileyrae

    kileyrae:

What was that about Texas Democrats again?
     
  7. thenationmagazine:

    Firebombs set off at Texas state senator’s office

    From NBCDFW:

    A man lit several firebombs outside the Fort Worth office of state Sen. Wendy Davis on Tuesday, startling two staff members who opened the door to find flames shooting in the air, the senator’s spokesman said.

    No one was injured, and Davis was not in the office at the time. An employee put out the fire with an extinguisher, said Anthony Spangler, the senator’s spokesman.

    The man fled across the street, according to witnesses.

    “Politics is always very heated,” Spangler said. “We don’t know if this has anything to do with politics. We’ll know a lot more when police and fire identify a suspect.”

    Care2 has more: Dispatches From The War On Women: Firebombs In Texas

     
  8. 10:47

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    Reblogged from justinspoliticalcorner

    justinspoliticalcorner:

    Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision on Monday, indicating he will continue to push for anti-abortion laws.

    Roe v. Wade paved the way for the loss of more than 54 million innocent lives, with more than a million added to that total with each passing year,” he said in a statement on the eve of the ruling’s 40th anniversary. “This catastrophic loss of life is a grim testament to judicial activism, and a tragic stain on our national conscience.”

    “In Texas, we’ve worked hard to strengthen our abortion laws to the greatest extent possible underRoe v. Wade,” the governor added. “We will continue working to empower families and protect our children’s future, until the day abortion is nothing more than a tragic footnote in our nation’s history.”

    Perry has asked Texas lawmakers to approve a so-called fetal pain bill. The proposed law would prohibit abortion once a fetus is capable of experiencing pain. Citing disputed research, pro-life advocates claim a fetus can feel pain after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

    h/t: Eric W. Dolan at The Raw Story

     
  9. 10:44

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    Reblogged from michellemeanders

    michellemeanders:

    would get its head out of its ass and position a viable candidate for the 2014 gubernatorial election.

    1. despite his monumental failures on the Presidential primary front, Perry is still strong in Texas
    2. Perry’s ego won’t let him not-run-for-Governor in 2014
    3. BUT I bet Greg Abbot is going to enter…
     
  10. 10:41

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    Reblogged from burntorangereport

    Wendy Davis Makes DLCC’s Essential Races List

    burntorangereport:

    No surprise here: State Senator Wendy Davis has been named to the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee’s 2012 Essential Races List. The only Democrat from Texas to make the list, Davis is recognized for her filibuster against the Republicans’ $5 billion cuts to public education.

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    Donate to Wendy Davis today through Burnt Orange to Blue!