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Thread: Fabric Dyeing in the microwave! (10/9/09)

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    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
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    Last month the speaker at my quilt guild was Diane Ricks. She is a fabric artist & quilter - she was in several of the Fairfield garment challenges - & she also did a workshop for us on microwave dyeing. It was soooo much fun!!! She had us each bring 2 yards of white cotton fabric, which we cut into whatever sizes we wanted during the class. She brought lots of dyes for us to use, ready to go in liter-sized, pop-top water bottles. Diane showed us lots of different ways to fold, wad, scrunch our fabrics & off we dyed! We did Shiburi style dyeing (otherwise known as tie-dye, but Shiburi sounds classier!), started with both dry fabric & fabric wetted with salt water. She also had a DVD for sale that her daughter made, showing her techniques, so I bought one - I can have a refresher course any time!!
    Anyway, here are my pieces.....
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    Beautiful fabric! Your colors are amazing!

    I have been wanting to dye some fabric for a king+ sized quilt. I hate to admit that it kinda intimidates me though.

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    Wow! These are beautiful. Cool colors and textures. Looks like so much fun.
    -Les

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    Those came out fabulous!! I bet you had a lot of fun. I have tea-dyed fabrics, but have never used fabric dyes. It was amazing how different "flavors" of teas dyed the fabric different colors.

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    Fantastic!! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Wow, they turned out so cool! I've always wanted to dye fabric.

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    Wonderful. I used to microwave dye yarn. It works like a charm.

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    Awesome! I can't believe the great patterns.

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    Awesome fabrics!!! I can't wait to see more of your dyed fabrics and what you make out of them :D :D :D

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    Those look great! :)

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