I was approached to offer a fabric dyeing workshop where I teach during the summer. I was so excited because I love to dye fabric. I don't quilt with hand dyed fabric a lot, but I love the process of creating it. It merges my love of textiles with my background as a chemist. It brings back memories of my days spent in the lab.
I thought a great place to start teaching fabric dyeing would be with a gradation kit from Pro Chemical & Dye . It comes with 3 fabric dyes and it results in 30 fat eighths of fabric in 30 different colors.
That's my kitchen sink. I always get excited at this point. Fabric dyeing is sometimes a bit of a mystery.
After washing and drying the fabric, I find it hard to wait to iron, fold and stack the fabric.
Just luscious. I couldn't help playing.
Do you sew with hand dyes?