I have seen other bloggers dying patterned fabric and that is something I hadn't thought of doing before. I love the look!
I found this fabric a few months ago on sale for $2 a yard on Ebay so I got several yards of it. I dyed it with a little Aquamarine dye I had left and I think this little sample piece just turned out beautifully. I think it would be beautiful dyed pink too.
I usually dye things in the washer but since I was just doing little pieces I decided to do it on the stove. I had a crocheted piece I got yesterday at a thrift store that I wanted a little less bright so I dyed it in tea before dying it in the Rit aquamarine.
I like the color it turned after about 20 minutes in the dye.
Another piece of crochet I did without using the tea and it turned out a beautiful color too.
I have dyed my favorite skirt awhile ago in the dye. It was orginally an off white color and I love the color it turned out.
It is fun to experiment and figure out the different colors you get with different amount of dye, the length of time you leave it soaking, and the color the item started out. I like the patterned fabric dyed so much I am dying a much more of it right now.
Also thought I would share my new rose bush once again--I think it is on steroids or something! It just got planted a couple weeks ago and I have gotten a few dozen roses from it.
I made a sweet bouquet for Janae.
So pretty! I also am really happy my Glads are blooming, and my pink ones are starting to bloom and everybody knows I love pink:)
Also, wanted to share this little gift from my blogger friend, Sheri, who works here at our local Bi-Mart. She made this little dish scrubbie with crochet thread and fishing line. How creative! Thanks Sheri!
Well, I'm off to work more on dying fabric -- I hope to do some sewing this weekend with my fabric creation--stay tuned. :)