The Art of Cloth Dyeing »
InstructionsI left the fabric to batch an entire day for both groups. The old linens were batched with black plastic over the containers to keep them warm. Not sure if it did any good. The boysenberry ones are a little pale.
Type of item: Functional
The first group is mainly PFD muslin and broadcloth. I had some old cotton linens - dish towels that were thick with texture and some hankies that I dyed to see how they would come out. I first used the MX dyes as is then I tried to make green. The boysenberry ones are from the jar. Still learning.
What was your inspiration?
Jane Dunnewold's class. I have wanted to try fabric dyeing for a few years and the visual learning is the best for me.
What are you most proud of?
The entire group because I began the process.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just do it. The mistakes are not mistakes - you can use the fabric in some way and learn more. Write down what you do, take photos and cut off pieces to attach to your records.