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Thread: anyone else love to dye their own fabrics?

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    I am a dye-a-holic!
    I can hardly wait for it to warm up for more than 6 hours so that I can haul my stuff out and get to making some HOT new fabrics.
    I have some I want to over dye!

    in the early summer I usually go down to TX to my sister's farm and we dye about 50 yards of fabrics....we have folks come by with their fabrics and we go at it for about 4 days straight!

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    I love to dye too. Need to get it out and jump in:)

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    Never tried it! Looks like fun :D

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    I first fell in love with fabric dying back in my early GS days..then as a camp counselor we always did tie dye...then in the SCA we dyed for our garb..now I just love to create my OWN blenders, marbles, etc...

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    Me too, I just bought some fabric to dye (as soon as I finish the latest quilt, lol). I've done it all too & taught some local classes. It's a lot of fun :)

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    WoW!!! I think you people are incredible!!! I would never dream of dyeing fabric, especially at my age,,,but you deserve mucho kudos for the ambition!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    WoW!!! I think you people are incredible!!! I would never dream of dyeing fabric, especially at my age,,,but you deserve mucho kudos for the ambition!!!
    Dyeing is fun for all ages! I have pics here somewhere of dyeing with a friend and our gaggle of toddlers. Me explaining the rainbow fingers for days after is pretty funny too
    :mrgreen:

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    Emptyshellamy,

    Very nice blog! Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

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    Looks like you had fun! I have only dyed completed quilts with tan Rit dye. I did it because when finished I thought the quilt was too bright, it did make them better. :thumbup:

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    What type of fabric and dyes do you use?

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