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Thread: Do you colour ur own fabric; do u do batik etc

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    If so spill it,LOL ; tell me whatm, if, why etc

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    I buy fabric whenever I see it cheap. Sometimes, this means the prints are dated or just ugly, or the colors are dated, but the quality is good. Other times, I dye just to get certain effects or because I can't find exactly what I want. Dyeing results can be quite unexpected - sometimes prettier than you expect, sometimes not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    I buy fabric whenever I see it cheap. Sometimes, this means the prints are dated or just ugly, or the colors are dated, but the quality is good. Other times, I dye just to get certain effects or because I can't find exactly what I want. Dyeing results can be quite unexpected - sometimes prettier than you expect, sometimes not.

    How do you do it?

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    This site has some good tutorials
    http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml

    I work outside, using dish pand from the dollar store. I squish up the fabrics, let one colr settle in, then add another if I want. I use the Low Water Immersion Dyeing method, where you add the soda ash last, so the colrs form more gradations of color.


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    If I am using Rit dye to evenly cover a fabric, I just follow directions on the box. If I'm doing something more artistic, I like procion dyes. You can layer them and get some great effects.

    dharmatrading.com

    has some great tutorials

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    Getting a bit confused,lol

    What do i need to colour cotton or a 100% polyester( if that works)

    I gotg 100% cotton now thou

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