Dyeing for baby

My hairdresser is having a baby and what better way to celebrate than to dye her a couple baby things. I bought a baby blanket from Dharma Trading but after dyeing, it has pilled something terrible. Even after combing and working to get the lint off, I still didn’t think it was good enough to…

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Blue and Gray

Today is all about blue and gray. I was trying to find colors that would make a nice sun pattern on pillowcases.  I also wanted to play on silk and vintage napkins. I was dyeing with Celerean Blue, Nickel, and Black. My goal was to have a two-color sunburst. Here was my first attempt. I…

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Snow Dyeing 2015

Since it snowed AGAIN I thought I’d do a little snow dyeing. In this session I’m really looking again to see colors split. I talked about and showed colors splitting on this post. I buy mostly “pure” dyes now which won’t split except give me lighter and darker shades of the color. However, I did…

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Printed Fabric Bee Challenge: Forest Floor

This month’s Printed Fabric Bee’s queen Carol Eaton chose as our challenge “The Forest Floor.” We could choose whatever colors we wanted to use. Here is the collection of giveaway fabric. See giveaway information below. I started with a piece of fabric I had low immersion dyed with turquoise and orange. Next I stenciled the…

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October Indigo Dyeing Day

Last week I played again with indigo. If weather permits I’ll be teaching an indigo dyeing class Thursday. I dyed napkins, bandanas, and several shirts for Dave and I. Here I am removing the strings where I had tied up one of the shirts. If you have never dyed with indigo, it is magical. When…

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Dyeing fabric with ink

I was looking through my pictures getting ready to write a post today, when I ran across photos I had taken several months ago for a tutorial on dyeing fabric with ink. I dyed the fabric for The Printed Fabric Bee challenge. On this post I talked about the stencil I made from a plastic…

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Dyeing to be surprised

I absolutely love surprises – that is,  “good” or “happy” surprises. It’s like change. I always have loved change as long as I was making the change. But that’s another story. Let’s talk about my latest dyeing session. This past Saturday I was looking for a specific pink for a project I’m working on. And…

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Indigo Dyeing Session at East

This past Wednesday Teresa at East Branch Library held an Indigo dyeing class. Teresa had gone with me to an indigo dyeing class at the Carnegie Center last September and like me, fell in love with Indigo. She scheduled this class and we’ve all been eagerly waiting for the day to come. We’ve had so…

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Snow Dyeing: Seeing Colors Split

Yesterday I shared with you some snow dyeing where I used two dye colors. Now to show you how one dye splits into lots of colors. For the following projects I used Dharma #154 Brushed Steel. When I used it in low immersion dyeing, this is the color I got. It’s pretty much what I…

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