Friday, August 24, 2012

Dying Patterned Fabric

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. :)

Thanks for visiting!


Olivia said...

Hello sweetie! I love your pretty fabrics! You are such a sweetie!

Sherry Hicks said...

Sandy it looks so beautiful love the blue!!!!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hi Sandy ~ love your dyed goodies. I love the color on your skirt. I keep saying that I am going to dye things, but I never do. Your post has inspired me to get off my butt and do it!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

It is fun to experiment with dyes.. Looks like you had a great time and they turned out beautifully... Hugs, Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I think dyeing fabric is so fun, and the liquid is so easy to use, I have not tried using blue yet though, I love the the transformations


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful blue, Sandy. I love dying fabrics. It gives it a whole new life.

Peggy said...

Sandy - that's so cool - I've never thought of dying patterned fabric - brilliant! I love how the lace turned out too!

Julie said...

Hi Sandy - I'm so jealous of your rose bush. I planted 2 this year and they have both died! I'm starting to feel I have a black thumb. J

Heirloom treasures said...

I love the colours sandy. Can't wait to see what you make with them.
How lucky to get so many roses so quickly. I bet Janae loved her bunch too. xx

Schulz Family said...

Awesome. I came over from French Country - friday link party

Julie said...

G'day Sandy.
Your dyed goodies are so lovely.
I shall try it.
Thank you for inspiration!

Julie x

farmhouse-story said...

the colors are so soft and pretty! such a great way to customize the fabrics--i've never tried dying!-tfs, sandy!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...

What a great idea!! I love that you died your skirt.... That give me an idea for a dress that I have. Your flowers are so beautiful!

Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

I wish my new rose bush was blossoming like is beautiful!! The new color on your fabrics looks great. Glad you enjoy all of your creative projects so much. You are very gifted & talented!

Anonymous said...

Sandy, these pieces are lovely! What a great idea! I also love your roses and the Queen Anne's Lace! Your flowers have been spectral this year!

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness Sandy this is such a great idea and I never think of it! I need to post a note about dying in the laundry room or something to help remind me!

Your pieces turned out fantastic! Love that blue color and the idea of tea dying before to give it a softer color! Great ideas!

bee blessed

Anne said...

Love how your fabric looks dyed.Beautiful flowers too!