First "Art of Cloth Dyeing Project"

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I tried the over dye and it worked! I had used hose clamps on the yellow and, of course, that didn't work. I overdyed with meadow bark after batiking with various items - binder clip, cocktail strainer, heart and star magnets. This resulted in a pleasant green. I also overdyed the darker orange piece with meadow bark. I love it. The strong orange and meadow bark gave me a nice blueish-brown. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun. Cover up. Try different manipulations. It's all good.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton PFD fabric

Q&A with Mary F J

Ruthann FS asked:
Good Job! I especially like how much color is in the red one.
Mary F J answered:
Thank you!
Damsel asked:
Gorgeous Colors! Great job!
Mary F J answered:
Thank you. I've started using the fabrics in a modern mystery quilt. So I'll just have to make more.

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