Sharons440 wrote:Ok, I will top the charts with stupidity. I too, am gathering all the information so I can do my own hand dyed fabrics (there is no place offering classes anywhere within reach of my home). So.......my stupid question....when one dyes their own fabric using unbleached muslin or sheeting do you get the same feel as what you buy in the LQS? I really love the feel of the LQS fabrics and want to achieve that in my own hand dyes.
Next question is how do you get the one color marbling type effect? I am not looking to start off with multi color fabric like the gorgeous fab's of Ricky's, but rather a palette of colors ranging from lights to darks.
All help is appreciated since I am going to learn this on my own. Oh, lastly for those of you who already dye, am I going to ruin my kitchen sink or bathtub doing this? (Need to know so DH doesn't kill me!!lol)
Batgirl wrote:I recently took a dye class that Justin taught. It was great fun and seemed more like cooking-but less calories.
Besides dying fabric for sewing I also tried out cheap white cotton socks from Target. They turned out great. I think I will give everyone hand dyed socks for Christmas this year. Ricky has a great shirt that is hand dyed. Oh, the possibilities
Just keep in mind that the item needs to be 100% cotton. The threads used in making the garment may not be cotton, but the results might be fun.
Best of luck to you.
eileenkny wrote:I was signed up for the basic dyeing class at QU. I got an email this morning saying it was cancelled and they were returning my money because they had no date to reschedule. I've already spent money on the supplies so I went out on the internet and found this site:
It's very informative and I think I'll be able to do it from her instructions combined with the information on the Dharma Trading site.
If anyone here has any advice for a newbie to dyeing, bring it on!! I need all the help I can get.
Kaijin wrote:bettyannseeman wrote:The Procion Fiber Reactive dyes work on any and all natural fibers like silk, rayon, cotton, cane for baskets, wool, of course human skin.
It is my understanding that the Procion Fiber Reactive dyes do not work for silk or wool. They are indeed natural fibers, but are of animal, rather than plant, origins.
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