Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fabric Dyeing

My friend Barb and I got together on Monday to do some fabric dyeing...it was a very drizzly day....certainly not the best for dyeing fabric....but we are very thankful for the rain....so anyhow, we soldiered on....we were on a mission....having purchased many many metres of PFD (Prepared for Dyeing) white homespun and having read about batik style dyeing with Soy Wax in the latest Quilting Arts Magazine....nothing was going to stop us.... Thankfully my verandah accommodated our need for being outside but under cover.


So, we went from this......






to this....

and finally this....
this is using the soy wax









and then from this......











to this....(photo taken today....blue skies +++)












and this..............

and this.........


and also this.....Barb took this pile home





to become this........ (thanks for emailing the photo Barb....just what my post needed!!!)


.....and at the end of a lovely day, this was what greeted me in the sky......










Now to decide what I am going to do with all of my lovely new fabric.....ahhhh decisions decisions!!!

7 comments:

barb said...

Thought you might like the photo to put here! We did have a great day, thanks for the use of your verandah. The fabric looks fantastic on your line. So much fabric, so little time! See you soon, hugs, Barb

Gina said...

love how the fabrics turned out

love and hugs Gina xxx

asnipofgoodness said...

How beautiful!!!! That looks like an awful lot of work, but well worth it I am sure!!! What do you plan to make???

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a really productive day. The colours sure made up for the weather!! See you soon,Barb B

Anonymous said...

Love the fabric, specially the one with the soy wax things...

Just to let you know I send out your angel package a week ago.. it got shipped by priority mail, so it shouldn't take to long.. let me know when you get it!

Your stitchers angel

Yvonne M said...

It's so much fun to dye fabric...You made a lovely stash....have fun to make something from it.

Cybele's patch said...

What a great day you had with such lovely results. The fabric with the soy wax beautiful. The right job for a rainy day.