Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Cotton Dyeing Basic Lesson 2

Got my second try of hand dyeing done. Really pleased with the results. The first grouping was the first batch. Nice strong colors. These are 1/2 yard pieces. The second grouping was from the second batch. Very pastel and lightly mottled. They were fat 1/4's. In the second batch my orange yellow became a yellow orange. The red violet and the yellow green stayed in the same color family. I am definately hooked on dyeing my own fabric. Next week we will learn gradations. Can't wait!
I plan on taking Marjie's quilters palette class in April. She is adding one more lesson to this class so it will be a little more to it than previous quilters pallete classes.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Very yummy colors - so rich! Great job!

Carol said...

Wow such beautiful colours!! And I love your quilts...you are very talented!!!!! Your landscapes and curves are just awesome.

Carol

Carol said...

Beautiful colours!!!!!!!! You have some very nice pictures of your work!!! very very nice...ohhh so much for me to learn...

Carol

Thelma said...

Thanks Sarah! It was so much fun. I am addicted now. Been wanting to learn this for so long and was afraid to try. Glad I did now.

Thelma said...

Thanks Carol,
I am so glad I got those done this year. Some of them have been in the making for a long time.

Jeri said...

Very pretty - I've heard that once you start dyeing your own fabric, you quit buying the other kind... let me know if that happens to you!

Thelma said...

Thanks Jeri!
I believe that will probably be what happens. I wanted to learn to dye my own fabrics so if I am working on a project I can make my own colors...Probably from now on the only fabric I buy will be what I use to dye with. LOL It is so much fun!

Susan said...

The colors look great, and the oranges still go together. What griege goods are you using? Just curious. I'm never going to dye my own fabric. =)

Thelma said...

I use procion mx dyes . For the purple I mixed red and blue; for the orange red and yellow; for the green blue and yellow. They are powedered dyes. I just followed the receipe given in the class, and the lighter shades were put in the same dye mixture of each color after I took the first batch out. It looses its intensity on the second batch. I used Aurora muslin for the fabric. I have a bolt of P&B Dyers Cloth coming in this week to use. I hear you get better results with it . Can't wait.