Eve The Fiber Fanatic

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Crossthreads fiber Guild meeting



These are some of the pieces of fabric that we dyed at our last FiberGuild meeting. They were done with the Accidental Dyeing Method. We got 3 yards of fabric. Divided them into 1 yard pieces and tied, bundled or whatever we wanted to cause a pattern to show up, kinda like tie-dyeing techniques. One piece is put in the bottom of a jar and the dye added, wait a while and add the stuff that stops the dying, add the next fabric then the dye A different color, to it and repeat the dye stopping solution. Add last yard of fabric and do the same with the third color. fill the jar to cover the fabric with the Soda Ash and cover and take home. Take the material out of this muck the next morning and rinse, rinse, rinse. When it rinses clear put them in washing machine and wash with Synthrapol soap and wash em up. These had looked like they were sitting in a jar of dark mud. No way did they look like they would turn out like these did. Major cool. That's me with one of mine the second from the right. I folded that one and then tied it up, it was the top yard of fabric.

1 Comments:

  • At 12/12/06, 5:02 AM, Blogger Eve/Divine Fibers & Yarn said…

    Waving my hand with a question...

    I love the dyed fabric, wouldn't that be fun for quilts and bags?

    - what size jar did you use?
    - when you say 'the stuff that stops the dyeing, what stuff is that?
    - what kind of dye did you use?

    I've been itching to get back to quilting and would love to use my own dyed fabric.

     

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