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Thread: Dye fabric + Ricky Tims pattern

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    Dye fabric + Ricky Tims pattern

    Hi there,

    Last period I am dyeing my own fabric. I will show you my two attempts.

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    This was the first attempt I did together with my mom. We went to a class to learn how to dye fabric. I made a light serie and my mom a dark serie of colors. We used poplin cotton. My mom wanted to try out a pattern from Ricky Tims with the fabrics. So we made this.
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    Last week I dyed my second serie of fabrics. This time I used the cheapest cotton from ikea. It works very well. The fabric shows more spots/blots. I like that.
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    Now my question to you is; Have you ever tried to dye your own fabric? And how where the results?
    Color is my life..

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    Love the colors & pattern. Very nice.

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    Love both of you guys colors. Wish we had classes like that around here.

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    Love it all.....

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    Wonderful colors. Great job ladies.
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    your dyed fabrics turned out very well
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    Great colors! I do not dye fabrics! It's too messy, but hats off to you.

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    I went through that phase using the plastic bag method. Loved it and had good results but was very messy. I still use pieces of it today.

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    Your work is beautiful. What brand of dyes did you use--if European, pls let me know the website address. I am interested in dyeing cotton. I have had great results with wool in the crock pot with acid dyes. I just did a sampler kit of procion dyes that I purchased at the Paducah quilt show. I used super cheap muslin, and I believe that it was "unmercerized" as it was not as vibrant as I expected. However, I added a small swatch of silk organza to the same pots, and they turned out beautifully.

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    I love the "feel" of your first batch (series), the colors are so soft looking!

    And, yes, I have dyed my own fabrics using commercial dyes and also using the leftover or "bleeding" from commercial fabrics that give my own fabrics special soft colors. Blues and reds are best for this. I once dyed a pale pink fabric this way and then painted leaves and pressed them to the fabric to leave leaf designs afterwards. Very pretty.

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    I'm drooling here!! Your colors are fabulous!! Beautiful quilt also!
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    Beautiful fabric! I hope I get the chance to try it.
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    Very pretty! And now I'm itching to give it a try!
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    Never tried dyeing fabric but would like to - just haven't had the time to try it. You did a great job!

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    I'm just running out of my own dyed fabric. Yours are lovely and so many . I use a cotton for dyeing forgot its name. I loved the mottled effect of mine as well.
    My problem is, no matter how hard I try I always end up with very colourful hands.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I'm just running out of my own dyed fabric. Yours are lovely and so many . I use a cotton for dyeing forgot its name. I loved the mottled effect of mine as well.
    My problem is, no matter how hard I try I always end up with very colourful hands.
    I have also coloured hands after dyeing. Last time I didn't used gloves. But it is gone in three days so it's acceptable for me.

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    Your fabric is lovely, thanks for sharing. Gotta put that one on my bucket list!

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    You did a fantastic job in dying the fabric, like them all but the last fabrics really is my favorite.

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    Beautiful spectrum of colors. Did you need to use a setting solution to set the dies so they wouldn't bleed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Cottontail Quilter View Post
    Beautiful spectrum of colors. Did you need to use a setting solution to set the dies so they wouldn't bleed?
    No I didn't. I rinsed the fabrics twice. One time by hand and one time in the washing machine. Then I washed the fabrics with a normal program on the washing machine. And then I ironed the fabrics dry. The fabrics won't bleed.
    Color is my life..

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    Wow, those are beautiful! I would love to learn how to do that.

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    I love them. My guild is supposed to have a dyeing class this summer. I can't wait. I have been wanting to play with dyeing my own fabric but don't even know where to start. I think if I had a class it would help me know how to play with it.

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    I've never tried dying my own fabric. I make such a mess that I would have it everywhere. I like the way yours turned out. You go girl!!! Fantastic job on the pattern you are working on. Keep going!!
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    I dye most of my own fabric. I get a lot of satisfaction from making an object from start to finish. Next I will be weaving my own fabric, ha ha. Don't always expect perfect results and if you don't like it just re-dye it. Some of my prettiest fabrics have been re-dyes.

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    I forgot to tell you your colors are very nice.

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