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Thread: Fabric Dyeing~Purple to Pink!

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    Cool Fabric Dyeing~Purple to Pink!

    Well, I had to do it! I've been wanting to do my own fabric dyeing and finally got started at it yesterday. My daughter is here visiting this week and I've taken a few vacation days so we can play together!

    We used a low water immersion method to get colors with "texture".

    I got all my dyes and chemicals as well as pfd fabrics via internet order from Dharma Trading Company, and the "tools", bins, spoons, measuring cups, buckets, etc. from the local dollar store.

    This batch was done with just two colors of dye, deep purple and fuchsia, and is for my daughter, who loves purple.

    Enjoy~

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    And here are the fabrics "in process".

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    Wendy

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    Fabulous! They are gorgeous, and what a fun project! Can't wait to see what you make with them. What was the base fabric that you used?
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    How cool beautiful fabrics

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    I want to do this! What is pfd fabric? Do you have any idea how durable the colors will be? This is kinda like your own tye dye/batik look - I bet you could figure out how to do the patern if you wanted to as well...now my mind is thinking...it is a dangerous thing! (or so I am told!...he he he he - I'm gonna think away!)
    Thanks for sharing - love the ideas and color choices!

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    Love them great colors
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    Gorgeous fabrics! Love those colors! Looks like a really interesting project. Might you share the details of how you did this-?
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    isn't it fun?! some fabrics feel "tough" after dyeing and are hard to sew, I get the best results using cotton sateen.
    Have fun.

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    Thanks for showing the process. It looks like fun to do ... looking forward to seeing the projects made with these fabrics.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I do love the colors mom! Thanks for letting me play with your stuff I love them so much!

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    Those colors and patterns in them are gorgeous! I think you should go into business selling them and I will be your first customer. Let me know!!

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