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Dyed Cotton Fabric and Old Linens

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Muslin/Broadcloth

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The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? 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.

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What are you most proud of? The entire group because I began the process.

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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.

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Love these. I need to hunt in thrift stores after seeing yours. The ones with the edging are my favorites, plus the center one.

09/14/2012 Flag

Thank you! The old linens were inexpensive to learn on - from garage/estate sales.

09/14/2012 Flag