This post will be picture heavy and word light!
Ready to iron!
Got my dye day fabrics all rinsed, washed, ironed and ready to use. There are a few that will need more ‘stuff’ done to them, but for the most part, they are ready to be added to the pile of dyed fabric already on my shelves that I’m still not using! But I will, I will, someday!
First off, the thickened dye stamping that I forgot the soda ash until after it was hanging on the line–most of the dye remained in the fabric! I’m happy with the runs and the fuzziness and want to add more to it.
Lessons learned: Don’t forget the soda ash, either in the fabric or the dye, if you want a sharper image. Don’t try to stamp in an area where the breeze can blow your fabric around! It’s easier to stamp on smaller pieces of fabric.
Took a number of oddball pieces that I thought were ugly, threw them all in a bag and added 3 colors of red dye that I had left toward the end of the day.
They came out looking all intentional and coordinated and I love them now!
Remember all the tied, folded and clamped pieces I had?
Here’s how they turned out—
Particularly love these two and want to do those folds again with different colors.
The fabric that I hung on the line and squirted dye onto–again with the forgotten soda ash, added later–came out very pretty. Of course not as intense as when it’s wet and not rinsed out, but I like it.
And the parfait dyeing? Really like this stack of fabrics. I think they are a natural for a fall leaf quilt of some kind.
I’d like to spend all this week playing with more of this stuff, but I do have a couple of projects that I had forgotten have a due date. They must get done! Oh–just had a brain flash! I can add some stamping to both of those projects and it will work! Hooray! More stamp playing coming up!