Fabric Dyeing

I can’t believe this is the third time I’ve tried to work on this entry.  I’ve lost the other two, somewhere in cyberspace.  Let’s try this one again, shall we? :(

So, as I was saying, a few weeks ago I taught a fabric dyeing class at home.  8 ladies plus I dyeing fabric, what could be more fun?  We had a great time, and dyed lots of fabric.  I can’t wait to get together again to do the show and tell part.  I’ve heard from the ladies.  Some blahs as they called them and some great pieces.  I am pretty sure that the blahs will be very useful too.  Just think about isolating the different areas of color.  Here are some photos for you to enjoy:


Look at all those jars of dye;  we had blues, reds, yellow, green, purples …


This one has some of the hod pint, golden yellow, purple and some sage green on the top right.


Look at this one:  some yellow, bright green, lapis blue, purple at the bottom … How cool is that?

Below are some of my washed and dried samples.  It is so nice when they are ready to get washed … it seems that they all look to be the same color, but then you start to rinse and the colors come out.  The same thing happens when you take them out of the washing machine and start to iron them.  As they get dry, the colors intensify … and you see all the different colors and textures that have been created.

Here are some of mine:


This one is pomegranate and sage green.  One of my favorite combinations lately.  The next one is a bit different in texture as I folded the fat quarter down the center and squashed the ends.


And the last one is one combination I just love:  pomegranate and golden yellow.  When those two colors mix, they make the most gorgeous oranges and the textures are great.  The colors are rich and warm, don’t you agree?


Now, to do some work with them.  I have been using them on some projects, so I’ll post some photos of them at a later date.

In the meantime, enjoy the rest of the summer, and remember … keep quilting!


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