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« on: March 22, 2008 02:09:32 PM »

I just got my Janome FM725 this week, and spent yesterday dyeing fibres to felt.  This is the first non-test piece I've made with the machine:

It's hand dyed Bluefaced leicester roving, commercial handspun wool, satin ribbon & organza like material on a black commercial felt base.  It's about 8 inches x 6 inches.  Red is about the only colour my camera really doesn't like.

It's the first bit of felting I've done, and I'm in love with the freedom.  I think I may well bust out some beads & thread and work into it further.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 02:41:08 PM »

That's really pretty, I like the green/red together. I imagine the organza looks even prettier than the photo shows.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008 02:01:46 PM »

Wow I love it - I want one! Tongue

« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009 08:02:29 AM »

I love your color combinaion.

I have spent two days on internet trying to find the ways to dye wool fibres - without any succses. I tried to color wool fibres with colors i have find here in macedonia, but it is not good -  the color is not permanent. Please tell what type of colors have you used, and what happens when you wet the finished project - do the colors remain  permanent.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2009 07:40:54 PM »

Those colors are striking -- really incredible together.  I can't stop staring at it!  Bravo!

« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009 02:43:55 PM »

Sonjaboo - thanks Smiley I've been trying to get braver with colour, and step out of my comfort zone of blue-purple-green.

ivaivaiva - while the people on the Dyeing board will be able to answer your queries more fully, in a nutshell I use the Kemtex Acid Dyes from http://kemtex.co.uk/, and they are certainly washable if you follow the instructions and use sufficient acid (i.e. vinegar) to fix the dyes.

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