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.

3 comments:

Melissa P said...

How fun! I can't wait to see more.

What types of fabric did use? Cotton? Silk? Linen?

The Muse of The Day said...

I have been away from the internet and YOU have been on a blogging tear. Good for you. The dyed fabrics look great. I hope that you combine the different shades of blue into one piece, I think they look great together. Congrats on finding the time to squeeze in some fun. Carolina

garden clippings said...

you have peaked my interested in trying this myself!!