Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dyeing Fabrics

I have been dyeing cotton fabrics for quilters and sewers with procion dye and selling them. These are some from my last dyeing session. See any you like? Let me know if you would like any fabric.

Devore Silk/Rayon Scarf Class

On April 17 I had a dyeing class and we used procion dyes to dye devore silk/rayon satin scarves. We had a good time. This is the scarf that I demonstrated.

This was the inspiration for my scarf. I had watched this jacket at Chico's for a couple of months and it came down in price so that I felt that I could purchase it. It was a $100 jacket for $28. What do you think? Does it compliment?
The other part of the story is that I have lost 37 lbs and was needing some clothes that fit and felt very lucky that Chico's sale came along so I could get more for my money.

I will be holding another class on May 8th doing Blue Gel Glue on silk and also thicken procion dyes. Let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Just bought this book on Amazon. It really has some interesting ways to dye fabric. I am going to have my noise in this book for a few days. I can tell.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Experiments

This is  a piece of silk with ginkgo leaves done with a stencil and a shiva stick.

These are a spiral made out of paper towel and then adding the dye on the paper. I like the way the spiral image came out.