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Bubble Wrap Dyeing

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Bubble Wrap Dyeing

Created in this Craftsy class

The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

Whether you seek to create your own fabric, give new life to old items or just play with colors, The Art of Cloth Dyeing is the class for you.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? MX dyes Cotton Fabric Bubble Wrap Small Container

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What are you most proud of? The texture created by the bubble wrap and folds in the fabric.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you want a lot of variation in color, be sure to wrap the fabric in the bubble wrap fairly tight. I simply scrunched up the fabric in the bubble wrap and pressed it into a container then sat a jar on top of the bundle during dyeing to keep it in the dye and stable.

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I love the color!

10/09/2012 Flag

Thank you!

10/10/2012 Flag

Thank you Jo-Mo! :)

11/15/2012 Flag

Hi, love this... Did you wrap the fabric in bubble wrap then soak in dye? Explain how this was done PLEASE! Monica

10/19/2012 Flag

So sorry, just saw your comment. Yes, I wrapped the fabric in the bubble wrap and then stuffed the bundle down in a small container. Try it and share!!! :)

11/15/2012 Flag

Such a smart technique! I love it!

11/15/2012 Flag

Thank you CeeLeeLeo! Jane definitely inspired me to try different techniques and experiment. Can't wait to do more.

11/15/2012 Flag

OMG, you've made a fabulous new fabric design. Spoonflower it in different colours. I'm sure it would be a favorite. I absolutely have to try this.

03/15/2013 Flag

That's a great idea tobyfor! I'm going to look into that. Please share your experiments too if you try to bubble wrap technique! I'd love to see it.

03/22/2013 Flag

Great idea to die fabric! Nice structure - I'll try that one day. Thanks for sharing.

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