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Yellow Silk Dupioni

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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 Clothing
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Silk Dupioni, Fiber Reactive dye, soda ash, salt, sunshine

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What are you most proud of? great resist - incredible range of shading

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Think I'll limit using magenta to materials other than silk - outbalanced the yellow in several exposed areas

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Just beautiful. It looks so happy.

08/10/2013 Flag

Beautiful! How sumptuous to use Silk Dupioni. I have an older Silk suit I'd like to dye similarly. (Unsure of its lining content: poly; rayon; blend?) Base color is "golden" (seems nearly citron to me; slightly greenish in fluorescent light). I'd like to update suit with more flattering sandy-gold, textured effect-- a bit like your beauty! * Any ideas on how to do RTW garment dyeing? * Thanks for inspiring beauty, especially for those starting out!

11/14/2013 Flag

Hi - I've overdyed garments before, but learned that the topstitching didn't look good after dyeing since the polyester thread usually used did not take the dye. Started sewing over the topstitching with silk thread before dyeing the garment, then got a closer match to the overdye color. It still isn't a perfect match, ends up being a tonal effect with the lighter poly thread blending in with the dyed silk thread, but a pretty effect.

11/16/2013 Flag

Love this glowingly yellow dyed silk dupioni! I also need to Re-Dye RTW! Have favorite "golden" Silk tweed suit (Kasper) with Polyester lining; but looks Citron (green tint) under fluorescent lighting. To keep suit, gotta re-dye the Silk to Golden-SAND &/or Sandy-Beige. Any & all tips appreciated!

06/23/2014 Flag

Thank you for answering my question... from awhile back! (Guess it's been that long since I've been in a position to resume Craftsy class on Fabric Dyeing.) That's clever to sew Silk Thread over original's Poly thread top-stitching-- before re-dyeing! You must be a Sewing Pro to come up with such ah-hah ideas. :-)

06/23/2014 Flag