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Thread: Hand dyed FQ's - 36 step gradiation

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    Junior Member Lilaciris's Avatar
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    Okay, I finally got it done and here they are.

    I think the yellow is good, but the red(in the bottom left-hand corner) and the blue(in the bottom right-hand corner) could be deeper. I'll pick a deeper shade the next time I try this.

    The colors don't show the slight color changes in this light. I'll try taking another picture during the day.
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    What beautiful fabric!

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    I love them! I just dyed about 70 yards of fabric today. Getting ready for the Quilting Expo in Oshkosh, WI in March.

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    I love the colors :mrgreen: What are you going to use them for ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I love the colors :mrgreen: What are you going to use them for ?
    What I was gonna say!

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    These are beautiful. How do you do this??? Sure wish I was closer to WI.

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    They are very pretty!!

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    Beautiful! The colors you achieved with this are outstanding!

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    You should do a tute on fabric dying!

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    I love color, color, color!!!! These are gorgeous!! :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkistmi
    These are beautiful. How do you do this??? Sure wish I was closer to WI.
    I'm in Michigan, Clinton Township

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    LOL ***googling mapquest to see how close we are *** Maybe I can come get lessons :wink:
    hhhmmmm about 4 hours 8-)

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    I would love to learn this also. Very pretty.

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    looking good, I love to dye my fabrics, what do you start with? I tried some white muslin, it doesn't come out real clear, has a muted / dulled color, but for some applications that's just what ya want.

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    Lovely! I'm sure it is going to be well worth the time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    looking good, I love to dye my fabrics, what do you start with? I tried some white muslin, it doesn't come out real clear, has a muted / dulled color, but for some applications that's just what ya want.
    I actually have been using Kona Bleached muslin, after washing it.

    My first couple of batches turned out awesomely bright, but these didn't.

    I was so afraid of the colors running together, even though I washed them afterward in "same colors". I put in a dye grabber and that's why I think they turned out muted.

    I'm going to try this again, with a deeper red and blue and see how it turns out.

    I think when I get done with all of this, some of the fabric is going to make a quilt of my hand dyes only. Just need to figure out what pattern to use, maybe a pinwheel pattern?

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    What are you using for your base fabric? These are yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcarpanini
    What are you using for your base fabric? These are yummy!
    I'm using a Kona Bleached Muslin

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    Marvelous! They all look fine to me. You are very ambitious making your own. The satisfaction when they are put into a quilt will be even greater.

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    WOW!!! awesome. I've wanted to hand die for awhile now, but I'm scared... how do you do it? you should post a tute... Beautiful fabrics...

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    They look beautiful to me! I'd love to try it sometime. Is it a really messy process?

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    Is there a tut somewhere you followed?
    The gradations are inccredible. Very nice.

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    I think they look incredible! I love color and I so appreciate the subtle differences you've got going with this group. Simply fabulous!!!

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    I knew you were in Clinton Twsp. You had mentioned you were dyeing them for the expo in WI. If you held classes in fabric dyeing, I'd be first in line to attend. Maybe online tutorial???
    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilaciris
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    looking good, I love to dye my fabrics, what do you start with? I tried some white muslin, it doesn't come out real clear, has a muted / dulled color, but for some applications that's just what ya want.
    I actually have been using Kona Bleached muslin, after washing it.

    My first couple of batches turned out awesomely bright, but these didn't.

    I was so afraid of the colors running together, even though I washed them afterward in "same colors". I put in a dye grabber and that's why I think they turned out muted.

    I'm going to try this again, with a deeper red and blue and see how it turns out.

    I think when I get done with all of this, some of the fabric is going to make a quilt of my hand dyes only. Just need to figure out what pattern to use, maybe a pinwheel pattern?
    try using Retayne. it doesn't 'catch' the pigment. it re-absorbs it back into the fabric so you don't lose as much intensity.

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