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First timid attempt at cloth dyeing

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The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Clothing
Style Holiday, Casual
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What materials did you use? Plain white cotton (and blue dye). The shirt was a muslin I made to check the fit of a pattern - my husband wanted an Aloha shirt for an upcoming holiday. As the muslin turned out to be a good shirt, I decided to take the plunge and put it in a dye bath following Jane's instructions.

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This is the way my muslins will go now! Noted to start using cotton thread for them - but in this case the white contrast stitching looks fine. I will go find some buttons and we're done. Love the bright, punchy colour. I had expected more contrast in the result, but I didn't use rubber bands or anything to hold the folds tighter, and the fabric took the dye rather well. I love the subtle patterning, though!

07/07/2014 Flag

This is beautiful! Love that you used your muslin pattern, great idea!

09/07/2015 Flag