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Thread: To dye fabric or not to dye fabric

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    How many dye their own fabric and what is the best method.

    Tea dyeing is the only method I have used other than ritz dye in years past on childrens clothes when they were stained.

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    I love Procion Dyes. Check out Dharma Trading for inspiration and resource.

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    I died some black an white fabric because I neened it to be black an yellow and it came out great. I used ritz dye. I couldn't find it in the color I needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    I love Procion Dyes. Check out Dharma Trading for inspiration and resource.
    This.

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    A lot of good information here on dyeing fabrics :D:D:D

    http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/instructions.shtml

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    i dye fabric every week, some times a few times a week.

    a few people have sent me PMs on the topic and this is a copy of the message i send to them........



    i buy my PFD from joanne's online when they have 50% coupons.

    i buy the Kona Cotton 58/60 inch wide, i prefer the quality and hand of it over the 44 inch wide plus i can use it for hand dyed backing fabric.

    here's a link

    http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...RODID=prd29525


    then i buy my dye from dharma trading, i keep 11 colors in stock all the time and from those 11 colors i can mix any color under the sun that i want.

    the colors are

    lemon yellow, turquoise, fuchsia red, golden yellow, cobalt, chinese red, kelly green, deep orange, grape, black, and new black.

    here's a link to the dye i use

    http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...lnav=dyes.html


    then the best book to buy for knowing the formulas for 900+ colors is the fabric dyer's dictionary. it gives you a color swatch and the recipe to make that color

    here's a link to the book

    http://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Dyers-D...6209893&sr=8-1

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    great post, Fancy! I have 9 out of 11 of those dyes ;-)

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    Thank you so much I did not expect and answer so quickly. I have just ordered the book you suggested and looked at fabric and dye colors. I will purchase those next week. Thanks again.

    Gail

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    here's 24 FQs i made yesterday for a basket quilt i'll be making with 30s and feedsack fabric.

    these will be the scrappy blender fabrics.

    all i used was the fabric from joann's, the dye from dharma, and the recipe book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    great post, Fancy! I have 9 out of 11 of those dyes ;-)
    excellent!

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