Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fabric Dyeing

Today I tried fabric dyeing for the first time!! Not sure if I did it the "correct" way (if there is a correct way), as every book I read about dyeing was different, so I just sort of picked the easiest bits out of each book. Anyway, here are my results! I'm pretty happy with them. I used fuscia and turquoise MX dyes, and folded and tied the fabrics in different ways - and don't ask me which one is what - I can't remember!! Next time I'll have to write it all down.......



20 comments:

Annica said...

It looks great! Did you enjoy it?

Miss Frugality said...

Looks like you had fun.I like all the different effects you've produced.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations - looks like you had a hugely successful day! I've determined that there really is no "right" way. I always love the surprise of it!

Nola said...

Wow, don't they look great? Just beware, though, I'm told dyeing is very addictive!

Fran├žoise said...

Your dyed fabrics look very good!
And yes, it's a good idea to write down a few things, just in case.
Mmm... I think I'm going to have a little dyeing session pretty soon too.

Doreen G said...

They look great Dianne-now what to do with them-that is the question.

Suzanne Earley said...

Oh fun! I bought some stuff, but haven't taken the time to actually try some very much dyeing of my own. Maybe this summer, the boys can help me....

Shashi Nayagam said...

They came out great. Experimenting is fun isn't.

Carol said...

Fab work well done you. On a Mags theme i can spot a forrest of trees in the top left!

Waltraud said...

Your results are so nice, I´m looking forward also to dye and print in summer-holidays.

Jacquelines blog said...

They look nice Dianne, did you use a white fabric? I sometimes dye with a lightly coloured fabric, the colour is getter deeper and warmer.

Sarah said...

Girl, these look fabulous!

Susan D said...

What truly unique pieces of fabric you've managed to get. I can see I'm going to have to try this during the summer. In the book I have 'Colour on Cloth by Ruth Issett' she recommends keeping a sketchbook as a record of your experiments so you can duplicate a colour again.

Dy said...

I love the ghostly forest of pink trees top left!

StegArt said...

Yummy! The one in the very upper lefthand corner looks like trees.

Micki said...

You did great. You have some fabulous pieces.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! When i have time I also try to dye fabric!

Purple Missus said...

WoW. These turned out really well didn't they. They all look fab but I really like those turquoise ones. Your next task before you self destruct is to make something with them!!!

Papoosue said...

These turned out great for a first go! I have a book filled with the 'recipe' for each piece I dye and a small swatch beside it - comes in useful if you want to duplicate something. I'll bet you had a lot of fun!

Trish Goodfield said...

Hi
There's no right way as long as the colours don't run when you wash them. Its fun finding your own way and then using them in your projects. Keep dyeing.