Hey all. 1st let me say that I changed my name on the board from Mrstamper to Guyquilter so no one mistakes me as a woman. LOL.
I just recently went the Paducah quilt show and saw some wonderful hand dyed fabrics. I love them so much that I went by the Pro-Chemical booth and picked up some sample kits to dye some fabrics.
I want to learn how to hand dye but have some questions that I am on the fence about. I am getting all kinds of mixed answers on the type of fabric to use. I am being told that I need to use only PFD cotton for hand dyeing and to make sure to soak my fabric is soda ash 1st. ON the other hand I am being told that you can use bleached muslin and just throw in the washing machine to get all the sizing and chemicals out, which will make it PFD. PFD fabric is ridiculous in price and I am trying to figure out the cheapest way to learn with my sample low immersion chemicals. Can anyone help me on this? Thanks