Thursday, 9 August 2012

Girl Cave Power (Phase III) - Result - Hand-Dyeing my own Fabrics

So, having claimed  Darling Husband's Man Cave and turned it into my own Girl Cave this is what I have been up to, which is dyeing my own fabric.  It's something I have wanted to do for ages but have never had the courage until I saw Laura Kemshall's video workshop on Hand-Dyeing on DesignMatters TV which I subscribe to.  Linda Kemshall's DMTV is a great way of learning creative textile and mixed-media techniques, like having your own in-house tutors.

I used the Procion MX starter kit from Art Van Go which include 6 small pots. These are the 4 colours I used to create the fabrics above and below and am really delighted with the results.  All set now to use them for quilting, patchwork, applique etc.

Looking forward to lots more dyeing sessions in my Girl Cave.  This is just the start.

1 comment:

  1. dabirchallda'gmail.com9 August 2012 at 15:57

    Gorgeous colours. Have done this in the past but got too lazy - perhaps you have inspired me to start again. Caution - if you try to use the cyes too often you end up with mud! Doris