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Free Tutorial - Dye scrim (cheesecloth)

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Our own hand-dyed scrim

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Category Other
Style Traditional, Casual, Mod, Classic
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What materials did you use? cotton scrim (cheesecloth) and procion dye (cold reactive dye for fibres such as cotton)

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What are you most proud of? All the beautiful colours we produced from mixing the dyes.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow our free tutorial on our blog - it's easy - just go for it. But wear old clothes and work in an area that you are not too 'precious' about. Protect surfaces with old newspaper. Don't use the same kitchen utensils for dyeing as you do for cooking!

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You have created some wonderful and fun colors. B

09/11/2011 Flag

Thank you Bonnie! Mixing the dyes was definitely the best bit.

09/12/2011 Flag

The colors are very pretty. How would you use the scrim?

09/17/2011 Flag

We use the scrim as an embellishment to our hand made felt art - you can see some of our work on

09/17/2011 Flag

your colours are super. They look so pretty together.

03/03/2013 Flag

Hello Shirley and thank you! That's the great thing about mixing your own colours - you can achieve some beautiful shades.

03/08/2013 Flag

Cannot access any of the projects I saved today. What am I doing wrong?

11/16/2013 Flag

Sorry to hear that Josie - We haven't altered any of our settings, so there must be a blip at Craftsy's end. Not good!

11/22/2013 Flag