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My second dye bath

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Folded in strips, rolled, tied

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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 Quilt
Style Art
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What materials did you use? Old cotton bed linens, soda, salt, Stof tot Verven Procion MX dye Azuriet, rubber bands

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My second dye bath. This time I only used one color, pure. It is a secondary blue, azurite, reminds my of indigo Used 5 grams of dye for 115 grams of fiber, the amount of dye is about 50% of the manufacturers advice. I made the chemical water according the manufacturers manual; much more salt and soda then used in the Crafsty course. I had the dye bath for 4 hours "au bain marie" in an pan of hot water (60 celcius) and kept the fabric in the dye bath for about 24 hours. I love the intensity, variation and structure the fabric has got. It is a pity each piece only measures 30 * 35 cm, I would love to wear skirts of this

02/02/2014 Flag

thanks for the info on the azurite dye. Great results!

02/07/2014 Flag

How did you get the large circles? Did you just pull it up and rubber band it along a series?

02/02/2014 Flag

It is just like Jane demonstrated in the class, yet on a larger scale. I think she even mention it in the class as a possibility.I picked up the cloth in the middle and molded it to a cone like shape. For one piece I used a rubber band, for the other I tied it with cotton crochet thread. If you click on the i icon on the photo get more info

02/03/2014 Flag

I love these - incorporated together they'd make a great quilt.

03/15/2014 Flag