Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dyeing outside in the summer.

It is always fun to find things to do outside in the summertime. It is the perfect time to try your hand at hand dying fabric. Tonight on the digital lounge at C&T publishing I am going to talk about using the great outdoors to try a few surface design tricks.

I hope you will stop by and log on to see and hear about dyeing in the great outdoors. 6 pm California time, that’s 9pm in Boston and 8 pm in Chicago, I hope I can stay awake.

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Learn what these are.

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Find out what this is.

 

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Can you tell me what these are?

If you can you will have a chance at receiving a free AUTOGRAPHED copy of my book – FABRIC TO DYE FOR. And then you can try all the little tricks I will tell you tonight in your own backyard.

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks like rice to me, Frieda! It'll be 4 a.m. where I am, but I'm usually up by then so I'll try to remember to check in. Interested in any tips from the expert!

MarĂ­a Cristina said...

Wonderful! rice grains on the web ... safe absorb some of the ink and give a different shade ... great idea!
I like very much the appearance of lines dripped onto the fabric, too!

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like fun. I hope to tune in and learn :)

Nancy B said...

I like the "run off" dye - could be captured with a fresh piece of fabric and made into trees or long legs on people!

Carol said...

grains of rice. a sunprint perhaps?

Mommarock said...

That looks like some dry long grain rice.

Cory said...

Looks like rice to make a sun print. I can't wait to see how it looks. Thank you for sharing with us. Take care and God bless, Cory

Karen said...

Rice it is, I bet it makes a great texture.

quilt4fun2 said...

Great jobe on the show...well prepared and great tips too. Thank You for being the guest on the Lounge.

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quilt4fun2 said...

Forgot to mention that the green fabric has rice on it and will look a bit like grass when done.
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Frieda said...

Helen received a copy of my book for stopping by the digital lounge and correctly identifing the rice. It makes a great looking grass fabric when it is washed and dried.

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