Fabric dyeing has been a persistent little thought in the back of my mind for about a year, so I took the dive! I got this dye kit from Dharma Trading Company and some Prepared For Dyeing fabric from this Etsy shop.
The dye powder came in plastic bags, so I transferred it to more suitable containers.
I used the tutorial from Candy for the dyeing process. She has a great website and blog, too. There are several other really good sites, but Candy’s was easiest for me to wrap my brain around.
Here are the mixed dyes.
Not knowing what to expect, I kept it to a minimum of pieces. There are two gradations of each of the three colors. I also mixed a purple, green and an orange/red/coral color.
Don’t you love the colors on the paper towel? Next time I’ll put a piece a fabric down to catch those drips.
The fabric stayed in the tubs overnight and this morning I rinsed (lots of rinsing!) until it was ready to machine wash, dry and iron.
The results were pretty close to what I expected, although some of the pieces are a little blotchier than I wanted. Too much fun and the colors are spectacular!
I received my H2H fabrics from Megan. It’s been a long time since I’ve made anything with a calico type fabric, so this should be fun! I think I’ll choose a pattern from the book I won recently.
There’s a Whoop! Whoop! party over at Sarah’s and I’m linking this post!