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dying with horses

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Progressing color 1

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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 Funky, Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? cotton fabric dye, soda ash, salt canning jars baling twine hose tea pot of boiling water wash rack outside of barn with hose

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I like to use things that I have already without having to buy additional materials. I'd save little containers that you can use for the dye bath and a sturdy bucket for the stock bucket. I felt like I was making soup.

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Love your results! The flag fold piece in the center has such pretty colors :-)

08/07/2012 Flag

Thank you, it's hard to tell from the photo, but I wanted to show how I started with the fabric on the left, progressed by adding another color, then another to get the center piece. The two on the left I put into turquoise after the yellow,

08/10/2012 Flag