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Old 03-30-2007, 06:52 AM
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I know some one here must be interested in dying their own fabri.........here is a tecnique I was told about
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Powered rit dye
Can shaving cream [no oils added] Colgate is a good one
something to cover your table
plastic wrap

fabric in size that is convient to handle , fat quarters good
spread shaving cream on table about an inch thick
dissolve 2 teaspoons of dye in water
dribble swirl ,or streak on shaving cream
lay fabric on top of this, you will see it soak up the dye, when it looks good to you, lay it out on plastic wrap, right side up
roll up and put in mirowave, just long enough to set the dye
rinse well and dry
I going to try it in orange this weekend
I was told it has a marbled look
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:12 AM
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I am definitely doing that!! Gathering up the supplies today. Thanks, Ruthie. This really sounds like fun. :D
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:19 AM
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I took a fabric dying workshop once & we did some shaving cream dying. Wasn't quite the same method you described (we used a plastic container & photoreactive dyes), but it was fun mooshing about in the fluff! Yes, they did come out with a nice marbled effect. And boy, did our fabrics smell GOOD after the shaving cream bath! lol Have a blast this weekend!

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Old 03-30-2007, 10:23 AM
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Dharma Trading Co. also has instructions on their website.

http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1498922-AA.shtml

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Old 03-31-2007, 03:50 AM
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Ruth and JudyGail, thank you so much for this info. I've been playing around with hand dyeing and this is a wonderful idea. With the dyes from dharma dye you don't have to microwave. It doesn't take heat to set. I can't wait to try this.
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:58 AM
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Not to bad for a first

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Old 03-31-2007, 01:22 PM
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Now this is awesome. I tried playing some with this. I have it in the washer, so I'm excited to see how it looks after!!
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Way to go Ruth! The top pic looks like it would work for one of those quilted cows! :wink: heehee Hope you had lots of fun with it!

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That is why I love this site. Always new ideas to try. I would never have thought of using shaving cream. Sounds like fun and hope to try it soon!
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:37 PM
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That looks great, what a neat idea, am definately going to have to have a play with that. I love marbeled look fabric and is so hard to get what you want over here, dyeing is definately a good alternative.

Have microwave tea dyed for a mottled effect for the background of my Baltimore but never thought of using ithat method with commercial dyes. I wonder if I will be able to get suitable dyes here. Will have to experiment, that should keep me out of trouble for a while :lol:
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