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The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

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Thelma Bradshaw on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Procion Mx Dyes Soda Ash P&B Fabric

Thelma Bradshaw on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? How the colors turned out. I used 3 fat quarters and started with adding a little soda ash and then yellow, then let that absorb some then added the next color, kept doing it that way till I got to the third fat quarter then what I done was squished it down pretty hard to absorb all the excess dye. I didn't pour any dye on the third fabric. I pushed it till it absorbed the extra dye and then poured soda ash over the top. Such a fun experiment to do and can't wait to try a yard of fabric instead of fat quarters.

Thelma Bradshaw on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just play and experiment.

Thelma Bradshaw on craftsy.com

Love your stacks. I was wondering if you added dry soda ash or a paste/slurry of water and soda ash between your layerings. Bet you can tell I'm new to this dyeing stuff. I never thought of adding soda ash at that point in dyeing, and have no idea what effect that has on the process.

08/28/2012 Flag

Very cool. I sorta tried that with two pieces because I had dye left over. they came out nice, too. Thanks for the ideas

09/10/2012 Flag

Thanks everyone! Joanna I added premixed soda ash , just a little in the container before I added some dye, then at the last of the fabric I added some more on top . I didn't measure it to know for sure exactly how much.

09/14/2012 Flag

I love these, Thelma. I'll have to try the stacked method next!

11/19/2012 Flag

Thank you Maryann

11/29/2012 Flag

wonderful

03/12/2013 Flag