I know you're waiting to see the results of my indigo dyeing...and I'm chomping at the bit, wanting to get to it, but I promised my friends I'd wait until they came up and do the indigo dyeing with them. But, I just had to get into some messy fun, so I did some dyeing with Procion MX dyeing this week instead.
It's the perfect time of year to do dyeing because I can work outside on the picnic table and I don't have to worry about getting dye stains all over. I discovered that an old wallpaper tray was a great size and shape for the zip lock bags of fabric so they were all neatly contained while I waited for them to process for 24 hours. I mixed the dye in old mason jars, but I wouldn't recommend them. I need to get some plastic bottles like these!
Anyway, after I rinsed all the fabric I couldn't resist taking some pictures of it hanging on the line.
Even the ziploc bags get rinsed and hung on the line for the next time I dye fabric.
And here's my stash! The fabrics under the stacks were made using the left over dye after I finished the measured rainbow dyeing.
|a light gauzy cotton (usually used for men's turbans)|
|recycled Egyptian cotton bed sheets|
I can't wait to start creating with all of these fabulous colours!