Even though I’ve been busy with re-entry from vacation, I took time to dye some strips of the white-on-white fabric. I was really happy with the results, and now to decide what colors I’m going to use on these. All of these are 100% cotton except the first piece. For some reason the fuchsia pieces in this photo turned out more purple than the actual fabric. See the individual pieces for the correct colors.
I wasn’t sure how this cotton/poly fabric would dye. I’m sure there is poly in the background since it didn’t dye as dark as the others, but I love it!
When I bought this pineapple print, I told the saleswoman I was dyeing it. She said the pineapples are stamped so they would stand out. Exactly what I wanted. Usually when I mention I’m going to dye the fabric, the salesperson gives me a funny look. It was nice that she acted like everyone came in and bought white-on-white to dye!
These dragonflies are so cute.
Here is the other Hawaiian print.
This is the black and white fabric I was drawn to. It was so pretty the way it was, but I wanted to see what color would look on it. I wasn’t sure how it would dye, but I’m really happy with it.
In addition to settling back in to the routine, the contractors are coming next week to tear out our flooring and countertops. This renovation involves moving a lot of stuff and setting up a temporary kitchen in our garage. Yesterday I called our handyman to come take a look at our roof due to the ceiling damage from all of the ice and snow that sat on our roof while we were gone. Our landline hasn’t been working so the internet service guy just came out and replace our modem. Oh, the driver side door of my car won’t open from the inside. To open it we roll down the window and open from the outside. I’m calling the garage today to see when they can get it in this week. Wow! What a crazy week before the renovation! But in a couple weeks all will be done.
So back to the fabric, do you have a favorite? Now to decide what to make with them. Thanks for dropping by.
Beautiful! The dragonflies are my favorites.
Hi Janny, I like them too!! Thanks for dropping by.
Love how they all turned out !! Does the color fade over time? Do you have to wash separately?
Sue, Thanks. I use fiber reactive dyes which don’t fade. After dyeing these and anytime I dye, I rinse them until the water runs clear. Then I wash them in hot water with two rinses checking during the rinse cycle if the rinse water is clear. Even those shirts I’ve dyed a couple years ago, I always wash with like colors but it wouldn’t make any difference because all of the loose dye is gone.
Beautiful. I think my favourite is the black and white. Were these immersion dyed? The colour is so even I am assuming so. I wonder how they would look ice dyed. I have TOT white and black and white fabrics so will have to play. Thanks for the inspiration.
Good luck with all that you have going on.
KJ, I guess I would call this low immersion, but really I just squirted dye on it and spread it around with my fingers, covered with plastic, and then let it batch! I wanted to see how they would take the dye first, but they would be great ice dyed. Would love to see what you do with yours. Thanks for dropping by.
My favorite is the yellow pineapple fabric, but they’re all beautiful. Sounds like you’ve had a rude return from paradise, with all the repairs and remodeling!
Hi Sherrie, I like them too! Yes, but it will all be fixed and done soon! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.