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Sunday, March 04, 2012

I Dyed




I got some new dyes and had to test them out. I took some pieces of fabric that I wasn't sure the contents of and some cotton crochet thread. I filled mason jars about 1/2 way with water, added salt and dye. I soaked the fabric and crochet thread in soda water and then added one fabric and one thread skein to each jar. 

It's been too cold out to do dyeing out side, so the jars sat in my laundry tub overnight. Then the pieces were rinsed out and washed in Dharma's version of Synthropol. 

I can't wait to start playing with the crochet thread. 







I want to use this dye on fabric for a blouse. I love the color. 




This was the only disappointment. I was using 1/16 of a teaspoon of dye. Clearly, this color needs more dye than that. I'll have to play around with it a little more. 

3 comments:

Sue Andrus said...

I love the colors you are using! The yarn definitely looks yummy, especially the bright peachy one. I really love the hot pink! It looks similar to a color I got last Spring mixing a little Fire Red with Fuchsia... I dyed a white shirt from the $3.99 clearance rack at K-Mart the hot pink and I get lots of comments on it...

Jacqueline Bryant Campbell said...

Pretty, pretty!! Especially the peach and that vivid pink.

Funky Diva said...

Deborah, I think the colors you achieved are wonderful. Maggie Winfield