Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fabric dyeing and finishing

Good afternoon.

I hope everyone is having a lovely November day.  It is cool and sunny here so I am very happy.

I have been busy trying my hand at dyeing fabric.  I have done so in the past, but usually only one color or coffee/tea dyed, so it was simple.  This time I did some ice-dyeing and it is very simple.  There are several people of Youtube but I watched WonderfullyHopeless for inspiration.

Here is how it looks on linen.  I used liquid dye instead of powdered in orange, grey and camel.  I love how it turned out.

This next one I love but I learned some things. I used liquid in Camel and powdere in Tan.  It is on 28ct Monaco and it is thicker fabric than linen so I had some trouble.  When the powder hit the ice it made it some little spots with red and blue. Next time I will dilute the powdered dye and make it liquid.  Once the ice melted and I pulled it out there was a lot of white where it did not go through so I had to do it twice.  I still love it and plan to stitch this cute pattern I bought on Etsy from RedBearDesign.

It addition to dyeing fabric I also have some FFO's.  I finished stitching November by Hands On Design yesterday and everything else was stitched earlier this year. My finishing isn't perfect but I still love them.

Thank You so much for looking,


  1. Good for you on getting things in finished form, Mary! They look super. I like the fabrics you dyed. Interesting concept with the ice dying!

  2. You have been busy! Great finishing and I love the colours in the first piece of fabric you dyed.

  3. Love the dye works, great job,
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Beautiful fabric! I love your finishes looking forward to seeing more finishes in the near future!

  5. Your finishes are beautiful. Love the dyed fabric!

  6. Congratulations on getting the camper piece finished and framed. It turned out fabulous. Thank you for the link to the picture frame place. I really like your harvest ornament. Well done! Your WIP is looking good.



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