Saturday, September 3, 2011

Hand dyed fabric

I decided to try dyeing some fabric.  Frankly I never understood why people bother when there are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from without expending time and energy and making a mess.  I really learned a lesson.  It wasn't much trouble at all, I actually found it very relaxing playing with the dyes, and WOW, it was so much fun!  I started with two shades of blue bottled dyes and dyed two pieces of fabric from each color.  I love the results, and now I'm looking forward to making some natural dyes.  There are some poke berries starting to ripen nearby and I know they will make a lovely deep purple.  I am also looking forward to making some hand sewn projects with my fabrics.