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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Color From A Bottle

No, I didn't use grape juice to dye these fabrics, but I did use the bottle to dye all of these colors at once! I put a water soaked white 100% cotton fat quarter in the bottom of the bottle and covered it with a red procion dye, followed by a soda ash and water mixture. The process was then repeated with more fabric, blue dye, soda ash mixture, another piece of fabric, yellow dye and more soda ash mixture. The fabrics were allowed to sit undisturbed for a few hours. The dye was then poured off and the fabric removed. Believe it or not, all three of these beautiful fabrics emerged from the murky mess!

6 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

That is so neat. The fabrics turned out great. Looks like a lot of fun. I had fun dyeing my silk ribbon but I know cotton is a different process.

Barb said...

Oh how pretty, your fabric dying is becoming so fun for you! Amazing to look at! Thank you for sharing your pics...and have a wonderful week!

julia said...

You are having so much fun and success with your dyeing projects!

Lizzie said...

How clever are you, those colours are fabulous. What are you planning for them?
Lizzie
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Mrs Quilty said...

Beautiful! I love the colors of all three! Lovely!

Vivian said...

I'm glad you're enjoying the process, and of course, the results. I'm too chicken to try it. I'll just watch your adventures.

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