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Does anyone dye fabric?

Old 02-06-2011, 12:06 PM
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I have dyed fabric in the past but am not pleased with the results -what kind of fabric do you use?
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:09 PM
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PFD I get it at Joan's by the bolt. Use 1/2 price coupon.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:14 PM
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I've done a little and I like the look of cotton sateen best. Joann's has it (sometimes) and I of course use a coupon. It's by the Kona fabric and muslin at my store.
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i will be watching to see other results
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:16 PM
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This info is from Fabric_Fancy

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


then i buy my dye from dharma trading i have, 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


then the best book to buy for know 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

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Old 02-06-2011, 12:38 PM
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I too use the Dharma dyes and I buy all my PFD fabrics there as well as I haven't found anywhere here to buy it. I justt recently gor the Fabric Dyers Dictionery and can't wait for spring so that I can start dyeing again. It is so much fun and I just love the results.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:39 PM
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Just took a class yesturday- Kona cotton PFD. it was really nice fabric.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:19 PM
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If you don't buy PFD fabric, you will need to prepare the fabric your self.
You want to wash it well, and do NOT use any kind of fabric softener. Rinse it several times too, anything left in the fabric can keep the dye from taking very well.

Read all of the directions on the dye container. I have used Rit dye, but the others seem to do a better job for some techniques :D:D:D
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