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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 Home Decor
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Kona Snow fabric, Dharma dyes

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What are you most proud of? I actually have color on the fabric! Lots of ideas now for overdyeing, various resist objects. I can definitely see using my dyed fabrics in quilts especially the pole wrap, scrunch & pleated (like a cool stripe).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Rinse, rinse, rinse. Where I live the water is not cold out of the tap this time of year - have plenty of ice on hand. Be sure to shake your dye mixing container with water to test lid before adding dye - ask me how I know!! One gallon of water, soda ash & salt was about enough to dye these 6 fat quarters. I'll be doing some more dyeing next week - overdyeing a couple of these & trying mixing dyes to get a green, purple, red-orange. I also have two more dyes to check out the color - a red & a blue. Such fun!!

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I was dying wool roving for wet felting it was so much fun...but not very useful in Hawaii....I signed up for this class and look forward to experimenting.....These are inspirational.....Will be back in CA soon but just as weather is warming....

12/19/2012 Flag

It's a bit too chilly now in the garage to do much dyeing - must wait for the weather to warm up!

12/22/2012 Flag

This looks like such fun, but I can't take on another craft...my head would explode. You are so talented, Darns. I spend big bucks in this kind of stuff at quilt shows.

03/10/2013 Flag

I've slacked off on the dyeing since it got so cold in the garage, but as soon as the weather warms up a bit more, I want to try some more stuff and some wax resist things. There is something satisfying about seeing the color & pattern that you put on the blank white fabric.

03/11/2013 Flag

Beautiful! I'm going to do this soon, also. You are inspiring.

08/30/2013 Flag

Wow! I love the blue ones, also the full red and mango colored ones the best. This course is definetely on my wishlist ... Something for next Summer. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

11/08/2013 Flag

Thanks for sharing and for your tips - dyeing is something I'd love to do someday and your examples are very inspiring! I can't wait to see your next batch!

03/15/2014 Flag