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Thread: My first hand dying experience

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    Junior Member Lilaciris's Avatar
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    Well, I had been thinking about doing some of my own hand dyed fabrics and I had the supplies for quite a while.

    I was a little scared to try it but this past weekend I dove right in and these pics show the results.

    I used a fuschia Procion MX dye and I was trying to get a more distinct gradiation of the fat quarters. It didn't happen quite the way I had planned, but all in all, I think I like how they turned out.

    What do you think?
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    I love it. Now, make another one, mixing that same pink with some blue and send it my way...Just kidding!! It turned out real cute.

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I love it. Now, make another one, mixing that same pink with some blue and send it my way...Just kidding!! It turned out real cute.

    Maria
    that's one I was planning on trying, with turquoise!!!

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    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilaciris
    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I love it. Now, make another one, mixing that same pink with some blue and send it my way...Just kidding!! It turned out real cute.

    Maria
    that's one I was planning on trying, with turquoise!!!

    Now I am NOT kidding. Send it my way! I love that combination.

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    those look cool! i've been wanting to try that but haven't bought anything to do it with yet. maybe i'll give it a try.

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    Beautiful job!! I love the color!

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    Have done some myself.......... isn't it fun.
    Yours looks great.

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    Very nice!

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    They look great now just start using the process and throwing in more colors and you will love it and you will be hooked.!

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    Isn't it fun?! Your fabric looks wonderful. Keep at it. You'll develop your own technique for getting the color gradations you want. :thumbup:

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    WOW! It looks as if you have done this before. Nice job!

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    nice.

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    You did good.

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    Oh my, that is just beautiful. I love the color and they way they turned out. I want to try some dying with set a color dyes this summer.

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    Great job! I love the color! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrap quilter
    Have done some myself.......... isn't it fun.
    Yours looks great.
    Yes, I was like a kid, waiting until I could rinse them out and see how they turned out!

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    Looks good, Dharma Trading has some good information on hand dyeing on the web. I always go there for a refresher course before I dye.

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    Looks fantastic...and seems you had fun too (which is the main thing). Guess you wont be buying anyone elses designs when you can create your own...Well done.

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    :thumbup: Awesome!!! Those turned out beautiful :thumbup:

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    Very Pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    Looks fantastic...and seems you had fun too (which is the main thing). Guess you wont be buying anyone elses designs when you can create your own...Well done.
    I actually had thought that maybe I might be able to get some of these done to sell, but now after looking at Ebay, I'm not so sure.

    I am collecting unemployment right now and only have a part-time job at Joann Fabrics and was looking to maybe getting some extra money coming in.

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    Looks good to me-I don't think anyone would know that it's your first try

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    Looks good to me-I don't think anyone would know that it's your first try

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