What a fun day! On Tuesday I drove over to Illinois to spend the day playing with my friend Kathy Sands and indigo dye.
After mixing up the dye bath, we folded our fabric.
Then we dipped them in the dye bath.
After taking them out of the dye, we unfolded them and placed them on the floor to dry.
But besides having so much fun dyeing, Kathy treated me to a wonderful lunch of potato soup and chicken salad. Yum! Look at this lovely place setting. What a treat! The pita wedge is part of one of Dave’s spelt pitas. We love to cut them up and bake them crispy for salad or soup.
When I returned home, I washed my newly dyed fabric pieces in the washing machine with warm water and detergent, popped them in the dryer, and ironed them.
Here are some of my favorite pieces.
This was made by rubber banding glass nuggets in the fabric. In the picture with the tied fabric, it’s the one on the right. Here is a close up.
It reminds me of my ice dyed fabric. Here are more pieces.
Here’s a closeup:
I’ve really saved my favorite for last. I’ve been shopping thrift stores purchasing white cotton shirts to dye. So I dyed one of those t-shirts. I love, love, love it!
What a fun day of playing and visiting! It’s always fun to spend time with Kathy.
Have you ever tried indigo dye? I’d love to hear about your fun with it.
I’ve done indigo dyeing once – I loved it and would love to do it again!
Lynda, your fabrics are incredible. Now I want to get my dyes out and start playing. I love the glass bead idea. Thanks for the inspiration.
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This looks like so much fun! I’ve not done indigo dyeing. I’d like to try. If I ever get in your neighborhood, I might just have to stop by with my apron and fabrics for a play day!
OH so much fun!! I love dying fabric. I don’t do it as much as I’d like…in fact I haven’t done any since I over-dyed my bedroom curtains this summer. HMMM..that has been a while. I guess I need to dig out the dyes and play before it gets too cold in the garage.
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Halle, I just ordered some more dyes and I need to dye some more of those thrift shirts before it gets too cold in my garage too. Would love to see what you dye.
Denny, if you are ever in this neck of the woods, would love to have you come and play with me!
Linda, Thanks. Thank you for all of your inspiration and for commenting. Lynda
Yummy fabric! I confess I have not tried indigo dyeing yet… bought a starter kit a couple of years ago, and that’s as far as I got! I really do love the color, just intimidated by the mixing process… guess I just need to do it! Thanks for sharing…
Your shirt looks awesome! Oh how I wish your camera would shave a few lbs. off of me!@!!
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Wow, I love the shapes and patterns you produced, it looks like so much fun :))
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Kathy, I think you look marvelous!
Kristina, it was so much fun. I’ve got several other thrift store shirts to dye and really looking forward to it but it won’t be with indigo.
Judy, Kathy also used a kit and it wasn’t really bad mixing it at all. I had already soda soaked my fabric but I didn’t need to since it’s in the mix. The mix doesn’t last long though so you need to use it all during that session. However,we did keep the lid off of the container while we were playing which may have speeded up the indigo’s demise.