Monday, September 03, 2007

Dyeing fabric

It seems like most accomplished art quilters dye their own fabrics. Dyeing isn't something I've ever attempted before so I decided to take an on-line dyeing class through Quilt University and did lesson one yesterday. Boy, it's a lot of work for a few pieces of fabric. The muddy beige fabric was the result of pouring equal parts of each of the other three dyes together into one container and seeing what color turns up. I didn't do an accurate measure of the 3 colors so I probably wouldn't be able to duplicate this one if I wanted to.

The kids were here on Saturday so I had to get some photos of the grandbabies. They just get cuter and cuter.


KK said...

I hosted a "dyeing" weekend a few years ago - well...let's see - it's been five years now!! I like to dye fabrics - let's do that together someday.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Very cute grandkids!

The first time I dyed fabric it took so long and it was a lot of work. Now I have it down to a routine and it is so much fun. This summer I have dyed and painted over 200 yards of fabric. This past weekend I over dyed and painted the ugly fabric and they turned out great.