This past week I took my first little venture into dyeing fabric. Take plain white cotton, add some stuff and presto chango – you have a bunch of bright beautiful fabrics to play with!
I bought a fabric dyeing kit at the Houston International Quilt Festival a couple of years ago so this little project has been on my to do list for quite some time. I got the Rainbow Gradation Dyeing Flower Garden kit from Pro Chemical & Dye:
The dogs were very interested in what we were doing. Molly made herself comfortable:
Then I rinsed the fabric in water and finally threw it all in the washing machine. It washed fine but there was quite a tangled mess! But it took less time to untangle the mess than it would have taken to zigzag the edges of all 30 pieces of fabric.
I have been collecting some hand dyed fabric for an applique project (12 blocks, one for each month of the year). These fabrics may be just what I need to get started on that. But it is tempting to find a pattern where I can use these all together to make a bright and special quilt! Decisions, decisions!
Have a great day, y’all!