Friday, January 11, 2008

Fabric Dyeing

Dyeing fabric has been one of those things on my to try list. I have decided to start small and begin with Zip Lock bags . Sue Bleiweiss has a tutorial link on her blog with the instructions. It didn't come out quite the way I thought is would, but it was a learning experience. I used Procion dyes. With some of the leftover dye I dyed some scrim, on the right side. I purchased a book "Color by Accident" by Ann Johnston, which looks to have a lot of information about dyeing.


Fannie said...

Looks great, Jacq. This is something on my To Do list. It would be great to have gradations of various colors. That would make a nice fiber artists' pallete. What do you think?

Ankes Garten said...

I love this colour.
Viele liebe Grüße

morningDove said...

I hear alot about scrim but didn't know what it looked like. Is it close to the same thing as cheescloth? Once our guild dyed fabric with baggies. I still have the dyed fabric. Can't seem to part with it.

Sue B said...

I think your fabric turned out terrific!

kabape said...

The Vikki Pignatelli books inspired me to dye batic fabric to. I have done it for a month and I have made a small place for it in our cellar. It is wonderfull to create the coulars of the fabric that you want and to use it in different sewing projects.
Good work.