Friday, March 18, 2011


I got this great new book  a while back-

Fabric Dyer's Dictionary: 900+ Colors, Specialty Techiniques, The Only Dyeing Book You'll Ever Need!

 So, when I decided I was going to dye some fabrics for the back of the Denver quilt I've been working on, I pulled it out and looked through it for the colors I wanted and set out to dye them.

I tore up some half yard pieces, got the dyes and other stuff out and started measuring.  It seemed like a lot of dye, but hey, its been a long time since I dyed any fabric.

When I put the fabric into the bags it looked really dark....hmmm. 

Maybe I should look at the book a little closer and actually READ it.

Oops, I did do it wrong.  Don't get me wrong - it's a great book.  I just didn't actually read all that I should have before I dove in.

I did use waaaay toooooo much dye.  I tried diluting it, but it was too late, the dye was already into the fabric. Oh, well.

But, it turned out beautiful, but it's darker than I wanted.

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