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Fabric dyeing for first time

Old 02-25-2017, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by sandrab64 View Post
Rryder....would like to try the snow dyeing but we are having a 60 degree heat wave in MN right now and have zero snow now. we are expected to get anywhere from 7 to 18+ inches of snow tomorrow so maybe I will try it this weekend!
you can also do it with shaving cream, that's what I had to use because I'm in South Texas, I love your fabrics . I too love hand dying, what did you use? I used some Kona cotton once, it's so "tough" I can't really use it because it's just too hard to sew, but it's beautiful! Sometimes I can find PFD at JoAnn's but mostly I buy it at Dharma Trading.
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:40 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I love the end product. In my rag rug business I dyed as much as 30 yards at one time. I had washing machines with special disconnects, so that it would constantly agitate. Mine were procion dyes and I set with salt and soda ash. I know there are lots of different ways to do it. Do I really need more fabric? Well of course!
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Old 02-25-2017, 06:16 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Old 02-25-2017, 08:36 AM
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Wow you did a terrific job! Absolutely gorgeous colors.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:44 AM
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Wow! Your fabrics are awesome! I got into ice dying when a member here posted her beautiful fabrics. It is so much fun to do & great satisfaction. People that aren't into fabric & quilting, just don't get it, do they? Like your co-worker. Things that excites one, does nothing for someone else. Good thing or it would be a boring world! lol Seeing your fabrics makes me want to do some dying this week-end. I just might! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:31 AM
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Oh dear! I love the pallet you chose to dye. How fun to be able to say I even dyed the fabric in this quilt. You go girl, and pay no attention to the squeaky wheel in the corner.

I have always wanted to try over-dying a black and white print. I think that would be so fun to use. I am afraid of the muddy color the dark would make in the end product.
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:04 AM
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VERY inspiring! you have us wanting to try our hand at your ART!
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:53 PM
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super job! some people just don't get the "I did it myself" passion quilters have
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Old 02-25-2017, 02:13 PM
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Fabric envy!! Gorgeous colors.
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Old 02-25-2017, 07:28 PM
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Beautiful fabrics!
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