Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Here we go.....over the next couple of days I'll be sharing some of the fabric dyeing we did during a day and a half of intense experimenting......

 First, we built two long, narrow trays made from 3 pieces of lumber....screwing them together.
We lined the trays with 5 mil. thick plastic.
 After soaking our fabric in soda ash.....the piece was accordion folded. 
 .....and placed in a tray that was coated with dye.
 A little smooching with rubber glove covered hands helped the dye penetrate through the layers.  Next, dye was poured over the folds on one side....making sure it was equally covered before doing the second side.
 The trays were carried into the sun and covered with plastic and allowed to batch for about an hour.
After rinsing (and rinsing and rinsing) the lengths were hung to dry.  Click on the photo for a better view of the dye patterns.

Check back to see more results of our play date.

1 comment:

Robbie said...

Don't you just love any dyed fabrics! some are better than others but always able to be overdyed or used somewhere!!! I was talking to a friend about your new lamp...off to get the name of it and send to her!!