Friday, December 17, 2010

the red dye pot

This is the dye pot with all the pieces it it. I was really pleased with the results and I'll probably over dye the lightest piece. The following is the result from one of my stitching shibori samples. It was a running stitch and I don't think I got the thread tight enough.

This was an attempt of a scroll. I didn't get the stitches tight enough in the middle of the scroll. I do like the effect and I will try this one again.
The following is a close up of a white on white fat quarter.

This fat quarter turned out lighter than I wanted. I'm planning to over dye it.
These onesies and socks were dyed for our newest grandson. These are going to look great with jeans.
I have several of these tops and I like the way they fit.

I like having socks that match my tops.

This is my current favorite shirt. I have dyed several of them in various colors. These shirts are 95% rayon and 5% lycra. I love to wear them.

This is a close up the neckline.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

onesies are on clearance!

I expect to be dyeing onesies very soon! They are on clearance and I hope to pick some up tomorrow. I hope to start dyeing them right away!

Friday, December 3, 2010

coming soon Shibori!

I've been interesting in stitched shibori for some time. I have requested several books on it from my local library. I'm planning to start learning more about it. I'm hoping to make some stitching samples soon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sky Blue Onesies

I dyed these onsesies a few days ago for our grandson that is due in July. I used Sky Blue, I LOVE that blue.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

dyeing with Bonnie Blue dye

These are pieces I dyed today. The onesies are 3 to 6 months from Gerber and I laid an unwashed one under the one on the left. There wasn't a lot of shrinkage in these. This is a shirt for our grandson, it's a 50/50 blend.
These are my shorts and socks I dyed to match

This is a top that I dyed in the same bucket to match. They came out greener than I expected.

Here's a sneak peek at the pieces in the bucket.

Well, it's called Bonnie Blue and I bought it from prochem. It looks green in the container. I mixed it, it still looks green and I'll know later today what it's going to look like on the clothing and socks. color swatch from the ProChem web site

Sunday, April 11, 2010

bucket dyeing socks

This is the results of the dyeing I did last night. I've been wanting to over that white on white for some time. I like the effect. My dyed socks are wearing out and I really needed some new ones. These should last me for quite a while.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

planning ahead

I've been wanting to tie-dye a rainbow for quite a while. I'm planning and hoping to do that soon. I need to purchase a package of onesies for this project. I'm having trouble finding them in the size I want. I'm hoping to get this dyeing done before the end of the month.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 2nd dyeing results

I'm into dyeing in a bucket these days. I started with deep purple and started adding pieces to the bucket. This piece was added gradually. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but, I like the effect. I got some ideas from the finish product. I think I will be dyeing similar pieces in the future. These shirts were white.

The tank top was the color sidewalk before dyeing.

I also dyed more fabric.

This is a closer view of the fabric above. These are going to be some great skies!

Friday, April 2, 2010

I found another UFO

Yesterday, I was looking for my dyeing gloves and I found a UFO I had forgotten about. I don't remember when I started that one. I quilted a seashell fabric to make 2 tote bags. I love tote bags. I hope to finish this UFO soon!

April 1, 2010 dyeing

Yesterday, I started with a bucket, I poured the blue dye mixture into the buckets and added these 2 shirts. The shirt on the left is 60% cotton and 40% polyester. The shirt on the right is 95% rayon and 5% spandex. Then I added this piece of nature's Way to the bucket.

I added piece to the bucket a bit at a time. I really like the end result.

This piece was added last. I'm very happy with the results.

sample from April 1st dyeing

I dropped a white swatch in the dye bucket last night. The shot below is the result. I like it, in fact I like it a lot. I'll post the rest of pictures from the dyeing session later.