Thursday, 18 June 2009

Dyeing Workshop...the Sequel.

My last post looked at how Sophie and I had fun dyeing fabric etc and here are the results.

By Sunday the dye was not as strong as it had been on the day of the workshop, so the fabric was not very successful, and getting caught in a down pour Sunday afternoon did not help. However, the cotton threads that dyed worked very well. Some are shown above. I think tat you can see the variegated, dip dyed threads that we tried too.

Sophie likes pink, I would never have guessed. The fabric that I had dyed on the day has now been ironed and ready to be used for some marvellous project that I have yet to think of.

I did try to get a range of colours, and the top one on the right is a colour combination that I come back to time and time again. Only managed one version of red.

I have been asked what type of dyes they are and where to get them.

They are Reactive Plus Dyes for cotton, linen, silk,viscose,rayon, paper,and all cellulose fibres. They come from Omega Dyes based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. They can be found by clicking on their company name. They have a range of other dyes which you could choose from. As yet I have not had a chance to look at the website as I would quite like a starter pack, if they have one, rather than buying loads of different pots. They are granular dyes rather than powder dyes which can cause problems for asthmatics, so they can not be breathed in so easily.

I have a small wooden frame upstairs which is screaming out for something small, creative and special to be made to go in it. So I think that these will be used to fill this frame.

This week has been crazy and very little making has taken place. I do have lots of pictures of finished items from the last two weeks which I will come back to tomorrow.

I would like to say a big Hello and thank you to the new visitors and commenter's for this week. I hope you will be back again.

Tomorrow is Friday and I shall breath a small sigh of relief before the hectic activities of the week to come. More on that tomorrow.

Take care :-)



Anonymous said...

That looks like a really fun activity, and very pretty results!

Lesley's Creations said...

Looks like you've had great fun and what wonderful results. Gorgeous colours! xx

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