The office is now renovated and organised and the peaches bottled so now I have time to show you some more photos of the dyeing I have been doing. It’s very addictive and only the fact I had run out of prewashed fabric stopped me or I would still be up to my elbows in dyes….grin.
All of these fabrics have been dyed using Melissa from Fabric Dyeing 101’s recipes. They are so easy to follow and you get fantastic results – every time. As I have said before – if you are feeling the urge to try this fabulous creative outlet – check out Melissa’s step by step instructions and you can’t go wrong.
Recipe A8 Fushia and Blue – Light The Blend on the end of the fabrics is a mix of all the colours dabbed onto another fat quarter of homespun. It looks even better in the flesh….or should that be fabric….grin.
For those who want to compare the colours here is the first lot of rainbow fabrics I did…
You will find this recipe here plus all the instructions you need.
The exciting news of the week is my BIL is bringing me an old twin tub washing machine that he still thinks works so I can rinse my fabrics in it. I have been rinsing everything in buckets (with the excess water tipped onto the garden – remember we are in a drought and every bit helps), but a twin tub machine will speed up the rinsing process and cut down on water consumption – well that’s the theory anyway….grin. At the very least it’s worth a try.
The other major breakthough (or should that be realisation) I have had is that I can only dye one batch of fabric plus some experiments at a time – that is per day. I tried to do too many this week and have ended up in considerable pain in my shoulders and back – despite having everything at the right height to work. It has also mean quite a bit on confusion (despite having labelled the fabrics before I began) as to what fabric linked with what recipe in the experimental department. Nothing like a light bulb moment in the middle of the night…roflmol.