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Monday, June 1, 2009
Dyeing time again
A sure sign of summer, time to break out those fabric dyes. I am 3 years into this madness, and I can hardly wait for the summer sun to show, so I can get all my supplies out and start playing again. It took me 2 years to actually cut into my treasures. They were so pretty to look at. The perfect eye candy, but I made the leap last summer and, WOW, I sure do like how they work into projects.
I've been searching thru my treasure trove of patterns that I have downloaded from online, and found one that I decided I just had to dye fabrics to make. I needed 4 fabrics of each color group ranging from dark to light. The perfect dye challenge.
For this I used the same bucket for all 4 fabrics. I just added another layer of fabric and soda ash every 10 minutes. What I ended up with was 4 shades of the same color. Some had better results than others. I am thinking it is because some were purely 1 color of dye mix. The raspberry was rather surprising. The bottom layer was very dark and almost purple looking, and the very top layer was a light blue. A perfect example the different colors in that dye mix.
The colors I used for these fabrics as as follows top to bottom.
#18 dark purple
#46 brilliant blue
#6 deep orange
#4 deep yellow
#29 bright green
Dharma Trading is my favorite place to order thru. I am awaiting a delivery of some new colors this week.
Here is a little teaser for you. Just what do you think I am doing with this??
Stay tuned, I think you will be a little surprised!