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« on: March 29, 2007 01:07:35 PM »

So let's light up our new board people!  What do you dye?

I love to dye yarn and roving.  I've done kool-aid dyeing, and dyeing with acid dyes, both on wool.

I'd really like to get some cellulose dyes and learn to dye cotton fibers as well.

And, someday, I'll play with silk.  I just have to, you know, get some silk. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007 01:11:22 PM »

Stickied!

I would loooove to play with silk, but I'm not yet that brave. Ive done a bit of kool aid, yarn and roving, a liiiittle bit with acid dyes.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007 01:23:34 PM »

I dye roving for felting, usually with acid dyes.

I dye fabric yardage with whatever is appropriate for my purpose  - acid, procion (fiber reactive), or natural dyes.

I'm starting to mess around a little with batik, would like to do more experimenting this summer when I can use my outdoor porch instead of my carpeted apartment....
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007 02:42:11 PM »

Cool, I love the new board!

I dye fiber for spinning. I use Wilton's food coloring for protein fibers and Rit for plant fibers. I hope to start playing with natural dyes this summer.

Edit - I just dyed a batch of silk today. It's not any harder than dyeing wool! If you're scared to try on expensive silk top, you can always try on silk hankies or bells. Dyed silk is gorgeous; the green batch I dyed today looks like emeralds.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007 05:55:52 PM »

I fiber reactive dye, kool-aid and wiltons, acid dyes. If I find it interesting I'll try it. I currently love shibori, and am doing some weird resist/batik type stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 07:08:14 PM »

Hooray for our new board!

I dye yarn and roving; mostly wool, although I have some bamboo and silk that I'm trying to work up the nerve to tackle!
I started with Kool-Aid, branched out into Wilton's, and have now finally ventured into "real" dyes -mostly Jacquard Acid and Procion.

I've been incredibly intrigued by shibori, and I can't wait to get more inspiration off this board.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2007 07:43:42 AM »

yay for the dye board!
i've dyed a bit with natural dyes: madder, logwood, cochineal, walnut (stinky!). i dye wool, for felting or soon (i hope!) for spinning Grin
i'm in japan this year, so i am hoping to learn a lot about japanese natural dyes, as well as have a chance to try shibori, roketsuzome (like batik) and japanese indigo...i'm a little dye-obsessed these days Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2007 03:00:59 PM »

I'm so happy the dyeing board has started up  Cheesy

My favourite dying is the natural dying, mostly because it's so magical.
Boiling up assorted plantlife is just so fae.
It also takes your average stroll through the garden to a whole new level  Cheesy
It's awesome being Aussie too because eucalyptus trees (gum trees ) have a natural iron mordant.

I also have done a shibori class at UNI, and I just love the color on silk.
So rich and deep yet soft.
If you're careful, you can create some awesome shapes as well as colors with shibori.
Silk can take on a little shape and can take your shibori into thermoplastic territory.

To match in with the crafts I do, the main media that I dye is silk and wool.
If you're planning on dying silk georgette, be careful - it can shrink
(Learned that just yesterday....  Wink)


I can't batik to save my life. I'd love to master it, but it seems wax and I weren't meant to work together. It always ends up a terrible mess and I can't remove it from the fabric  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2007 03:02:53 PM »

I can't batik to save my life. I'd love to master it, but it seems wax and I weren't meant to work together. It always ends up a terrible mess and I can't remove it from the fabric  Undecided

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=79764.0 Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2007 03:11:22 PM »

Thanks for the links hon, but I'm batik cursed!

I've tried ironing, washing, freezing, boiling
Even my UNI lecturer couldn't help me  Cheesy

But there's hope for me yet - I haven't tried the dry cleaners!
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