Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dyeing Results

Let me show you the dyeing that I got done, while the weather was good.

First, I made some blue/green pieces, which are always my favorite.

On the bottom piece, that was directly in contact with the sifter, there are grid lines. You can see them on the right-hand side of this next picture. I hope they survive the washing out.

I also did some pieces with a mix of blue, red and black dyes. Most of the red seemed to disappear during the dyeing. The black, which looked like it was going to turn into a deep purple, also didn't show up too much in the final product.

The very magenta piece is an old table cloth that I was given. Since it was in very bad shape, I decided to dye it, and see what I can do with the remnants.  It looks good here.

But, it seems to have lost a lot of color when I rinsed it out. Do you think that could be because it is not 100% cotton like I thought it was?

I had a visit from this guy (again) when I was working with the dyes. Amazingly, he went home wearing the same orange coat  that he arrived in!

It's turned cold again, and terribly windy, so no more snow dyeing for awhile. There's no danger of running out of snow, though, so it's all good. 


Mary Ann said...

Wow that is really neat!! Love the pretty colors the dye produced.

Gina said...

Beautiful fabrics and even if you lost some of the color I still think they are gorgeous. Now that snow, I I don't miss it! Your furry friend sure is cute.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Looks yummy, I love the concept of letting nature have a hand in the process, as it were....

Jade said...

Oooh, pretty colors! Very cool.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely colours!

Karen S said...

Great fabrics -- I'm surprised you lost the reds and blacks -- I tend to lose the blues in mine. Is it the water?