Second dyeing experiment

Project Description

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.

What you will need

  • Kona snow fabric
  • MX dyes from Dharma Trading

Q&A with Darns

mo.sews asked:
#2, 4, 6 are my favs! are you having fun yet?
Darns answered:
Thanks, mo! I am having fun seeing how all these experiments turn out & learning the process.
4bird2 asked:
Thank you for sharing the dye numbers and techniques. These pieces are beautiful, I'd love to see what you do with them.
Darns answered:
Thank you, 4Bird! I'm not sure how I will be using some of these - might use one of them for the Stupendous Stitching class.
Jo-Mo asked:
Great variety! That Chinese Red gives beautiful results. Looks like lots of fun!
Darns answered:
It is fun! I love playing with color.
AlyxRansom asked:
Interesting stuff -- can't wait to see some of them show up in finished work!
Darns answered:
Thanks, Alyx! Finished work might be a way down the road!
Beth245 asked:
Very interesting - looking forward to seeing them in a quilt - should be a very bright cheerful quilt.
Darns answered:
It is interesting, Beth, not sure how I'm going to use most of these - all a learning process

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