Monday, 31 October 2011

Dylon Dye 64–Overdyeing

I received an email from a reader who told me how she wanted some hot pink and black fabric for a quilt. Unfortunately she was unable to  find a commercial fabric so she bought some black and white fabric and pink Dylon dye. Well naturally I was curious.
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I bought some black and white fabric. Washed it well to remove sizing.
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Mixed up some of Dylon’s Amazon Green. There was quite a lot of fabric in this bucket, certainly more than 250g. I needed to be very diligent about moving the fabric to ensure even dyeing.
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Now this has got me thinking. I have another project forming in my mind. This could keep me out of mischief for quite a while.


PS: when I first wrote this I could not for the life of me remember who it was who told me about this. Was it one of my buddies from the many forums I'm a member of, maybe a twitter follower? It was in fact Eileen Lau a FB friend. Thanks for the tip Eileen.

3 comments:

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I've done a bit of overdyeing like this on thrifted bed sheets. Mind you, I need to work a little more on getting the dye even... yours looks great!

elettaria said...

Can you remember how much fabric you used in terms of yardage? I am thinking of dyeing some yellowish-greyish-beige batiks I won in a competition, and I reckon this would be a great green to put on top, as long as it didn't end up so dark that it obliterated the patterns. I've got five half-metre cuts, and they're Hoffman batiks.

Trish Goodfield said...

elettaria, I'm pretty sure that there was 1/2 yard of each fabric dyed into 1 pkt of the dye. Hope that helps.