Friday, 6 February 2009

Final Day 2




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Above is tray dyed linen and below (with slightly less than realistic colour) is some of the vintage lace that I threw in the dye bath. It is actually richer in colour than it shows here.



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The fabric above had been tray dyed the day before and then left in the dye bath overnight (mostly because I forgot about it!)



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And lastly, all the fabric I've dyed this week. I hope your monitors are showing you the lovely rich colours. I am delighted with my week's play and would probably do it again if we ever get such a good fall of snow. I have got some lovely colours of scrim and muslin too and I actually remembered to dye some threads yesterday so at least I have some oranges to match.



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I am very grateful to Annabel for telling me about Metapex/Synthrapol which takes the hard work out of rinsing. Not only am I too impatient to spend hours rinsing but it hurts my hands to keep wringing the fabric out so the Metapex is a miracle worker. Also, in this weather , it's saved me getting frostbite from the cold water. Brrrrrrr!



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5 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

The snow melted before I could have a go at trying this method, but when we get the next snow fall, I will be out there with my fabric and dyes.

Dot said...

I LOVE the orange Julie - you are right ; it is gorgeous!

Gina said...

Love those orange/pink colours, especially on the lace.

Helena said...

I've just sat and read all the dyeing posts through again! I think it's all completely scrumptious and very clever :) looks like fun too!!

Becky Vigor said...

What a fantastic idea! I love the colours too.