Monday, August 2, 2010

dyeing for a challenge

This, actually started out as this:

cheesecloth + white cotton + Procion MX dyes + spagetti sauce jars + crossed fingers + a little sunshine = glorious colour!

My first experiments with space dyeing! Something that I'm playing with over at Shelagh Folgate's Creative Challengers group. It's a closed group, but she opens it up from time to time for new challenges, so stay tuned. If you're interested in the challenge format, check out Shelagh's blog. She's offering a couple of her previous challenges as on-line classes. Why don't you sign up for one of them?

Off topic, but while we're still in the colour mood......have a look at this lovely hibiscus that I revived from the Home Depot sales bin. I had no idea what colour it would be, but admit that I'm pleased with the sunny yellow!

Stay tuned! I'll be posting more in-progress photos, later today! I just need to do a little work first..........


Magpie's Mumblings said...

I don't think I've ever seen a yellow! Lovely dye works too. I'm trying very very hard to resist getting myself some procion dyes but when I see pretties such as these it's getting harder and harder!!

Judy Ferguson said...

I have been doing this kind of dyeing also. I leave the fabric for 24 hours. I just wonder if leaving it longer makes any difference. Let us know how long you leave it in the jars next time. My results are similar to yours.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, MA! Yellow has actually never been my favorite colour, but I admit that I like this hibiscus. G&S Dyes has a beginner set of MX that includes everything you need to play. Of course, now I need to go back and get more colours. LOL!


I left it out on the balcony for two days. The instructions said one to two days. I think the difference would be in the outside temperature. Warm is always better I hear!