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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dyeing For Some Fun!

Yesterday I got together with a group of my quilty friends to experiment with a little hand dyeing. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun it was playing with all of the beautiful colors...squirting a bit of dye on some plain white fabric, mixing in a dab of another color, smooshing it all together and then waiting for the big reveal once it was all dry. We followed Patsy Thompson's hand dyeing tutorial which explains the process very well, but rather than using fat quarters for "drip rags" we borrowed Ami Simms' Yo-Yo Sisterhood of the Traveling Panties idea and used cotton panties (new, of course) to wipe the drips, so now we have panties to match our fabric! Every quilter needs hand dyed panties that match her fabric stash, right? If you haven't tried hand dyeing, give it a try...it's great fun and even a beginner will end up with some beautiful one of a kind fabrics!

12 comments:

Rafael's Mum said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun, and some beautiful colours there!

Anya said...

Yes, it was great, great fun!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha, sounds like a blast!! I can't believe how resourceful you gals were. Matching panties.....hum..... Very creative!

quiltingnana said...

sounds like so much fun!!!

kwiltmakr said...

I have wanted to try that too. I did dye some silk ribbon a while back. It was fun.

Mary L. said...

LOL! Panties to match..I love it!

Julia said...

Beautiful vivid colors. Love the panties!

Deb said...

Great colours and just think if you get involved in an accident , your underwear will be beautiful to look at!!

Jean said...

What fun, I have been wanting to try dyeing too. And I love the idea of the matching panties....

Jackie said...

How gorgeous! Love the matching panties!

Barb said...

Panties to match your quilts, "LOL,LOL" I love it! Some seriously BEAUTIFUL colors there, you did good!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Had a good time, one can tell. TTFN ~ Marydon

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