Monday, 16 April 2012

Enough dyeing for now

I've had another dyeing session.  I've built up a nice stash of fabric, so I'm hoping that it will be enough for the time being.

Before starting, I assembled all the kit - plenty of newspaper laid over the work top given a spray of water to absorb any spilled powder.
Below is the dyed fabric - the 'pure' colours are in the zip-loc bags at the back and I also experimented with different mixes, some in plastic glasses and some in plastic tomato trays.

Although the colours look pretty intense in the above photograph, I used a more dilute solution than before and got these lovely fruit pastel colours.

Here are some of the more experimental pieces -  cotton lawn and muslin...

and below, cotton organza, which is beautifully marbled.

Below are the colours I dyed in my first session, much deeper primaries.


I've got to go now, my sister has just arrived for the evening so there will be lots of chat....



15 comments:

ju-north said...

Beautiful colours - a good range to choose from!

Su said...

Beautiful soft colours, you must be really pleased with the outcomes!

Els said...

Wow, beautiful colours Jill, that red-orangy with the dito thread and the red-purple of the previous post : yummy !!!!!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What fabulous results :)

catherine said...

These have turned out really beautiful and the colours are fantastic.
x catherine

Gina said...

You have got some amazing colours Jill. I've never really got on with dyeing... too messy for me! (Or maybe I'm too messy for dyeing!)

Things Hand Made said...

oh whenever I see dyed cloth I go weak at the knees but its all that setting up equipments etc that puts me off.

Clare Wassermann said...

well that's extremely yummy!!

Cynthia Eloise said...

nice, i especially like the way the cotton lawn and muslin turned out.

Menopausalmusing said...

That cotton organza does it for me........... "Yummy" totally describes your results.

Sarah Anderson said...

love the marbled effect you've achieved - lots of yummy threads and fabric to play with there!

Printed Material said...

Can't wait to see the quilts these luscious colours will grace Jill. I think you've got dyeing off to a T. Sorry about that nag about the mask.....

Anna said...

Wow, I love the gorgeous colours you've achieved, from subtle to great depth - bet you're 'dying' to start using them!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

It's all yummy Jill :-)
Anne x

harmony and rosie said...

I've got the stuff all ready to have a try myself but, as usual, haven't got round to it. Come by next week, I'm having a giveaway I think you'll approve of!!
Kate x