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Over dyed basic blue & periwinkle

Created in this Craftsy Course

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
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Over dyed to experiment. One started out as basic blue over dyed with strong orange. The other 2 were a periwinkle made with Mixing Blue and Boysenberry - one over dyed with golden yellow and the other with a blue green I mixed. I like them but the results surprised me. One of the other ones was yellow over dyed with golden yellow with a touch of boysenberry. The other 2 started out as strong orange and golden yellow over dyed with mixing red. Still learning.

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All of your results are intriguing, but I'm really taken with the circle one. The colors aren't conventionally pretty, but I can see using this in a quilt. I love how the overdyeing adds complexity and richness.

09/19/2012 Flag

Going to buy some giant washers today. I bought Jane's "Art Cloth" a year or two. It is just barely staring to make sense to me. Took fabrics out of the dye baths this am. A couple of very nice surprises and some that will be over dyed yet again.

09/19/2012 Flag

Thank you. It is all learning lessons. The one in which the pink appeared surprised me. The circles are kids erasers from a dollar store. There were also flower erasers that I haven't tried yet.

09/19/2012 Flag