Friday, August 6, 2010

Dyeing all the time

I dye a little everyday. I know I've talked about this before, but I thought you would enjoy seeing my process.
I mix my dyes in 4 cup amounts and dye my fabrics either flat on platters on in small containers. I pour left over dyes on scrunched up fabrics. These scrunched up fabrics become some of my "favorite" fabrics. You can never predict how they will turn out.

I like using small lidded containers to dye solid colors. These lidded containers are SO MUCH easier to clean and take care of then zip lock bags. You spend a little more money initially but in the end you are way ahead.
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3 comments:

Carol said...

Those containers are quite versatile. I use them for all kinds of things but never thought of dying.

Diane J. Evans said...

I'm so interested in your process, Frieda -- you mention that the containers are easier to clean than the ZipLoc bags; does this mean that you don't throw the bags away after you're done dyeing?

Diane

Lisa said...

I really like your idea of the cheap plastic containers. I've been eyeing them at the store and waiting for a good sale ever since I read your last entry about dyeing. Thanks!

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