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InstructionsTakes a lot more rinsing than I anticipated. I must have done at least 5 cold water rinses & 5 hot water rinses. I was testing the fabric after the hot rinse by putting it wet on a paper towel to see if more dye was bleeding onto the paper towel.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Casual
Kona snow fabric, MX dyes from Dharma Trading
What was your inspiration?
What are you most proud of?
That I am trying this - I think I will concentrate on scrunch. pleated & pole wrap as those patterns seem like they will work best for my quilts.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
#1 is lemon yellow (Dharma #1) rings overdyed with turquoise (#25) scrunch - love this color!
#2 is fuschia (#13) flag fold overdyed with #26 sky blue scrunch - not sure what I'll do with this one
#3 is a purple (#25 & #12) with a spiral wire resist - good wine color -
#4 is a purple (#22 & #12) with swirly kid's straw resist - love the patterning on this one
#5 is #4 deep yellow pleated overdyed with #10A Chinese red opposite pleat - love this one too
#6 is #22 cobalt blue folded overdyed with #1 yellow pleated - think I can get a marine blue with these colors
I think I will be using a Color Catcher when washing quilts made with these fabrics. I would hate to put all the work into a quilt only to have the dyes leak onto other fabrics in the quilt.