Tutorial - hand dyeing scrim (cheesecloth) »
InstructionsHand dyeing fabric is great fun and you can make your own unique shades for your craft work.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Ethnic, Classic, Casual, Mod, Traditional
cotton scrim (cheesecloth) and procion dye (cold reactive dye for fibres such as cotton)
What was your inspiration?
We wanted unique shades of colours of scrim to incorporate into our handmade felt, so we decided to learn how to dye. It's easy to do and we just set up in our kitchen and did it and had great fun!
What are you most proud of?
All the beautiful colours we produced from mixing the dyes.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
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!