Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Dye Bucket - The Results

The fabrics from my dye bucket playtime have been washed, dried and ironed.  These are quite different from my usual dyed fabrics.

This one has a bit of interesting color play.  The golden yellow took strongly in spots. Some of the blue from one of the purples mixed with it and made a grungy green shade, while some of the purple/red seemed to go more pink/fuchsia than I expected.

This one has a lot of white space but the central design is interesting.  I turned the photo upside down since I wanted the design to go this direction.  This seems a bit tribal to me. I like it.

These two also have a good bit of white space. I used them under a t-shirt that I was over-dyeing. But I forgot to get a photo of the t-shirt.
I like some of the shapes in the lower one.

This piece tended a lot toward green with some touches of blue, lavender and bits of yellow. It is surprisingly neutral - and that may be a very good thing.
This is the one that looked so vivid with the yellow fading into brown in the first rinse. The brown diminished quite a bit in the rinse/soak process. And frankly, I would rather lose color there than have it bleed later.  It still has some interesting crystal shapes in the yellow section.
All of these will be fun and 'not too precious' to use in quilting or sewing.  Only time will tell what they may become.

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A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I'm guessing that some, if not all, of those will "become" something even more interesting than they are now. Your wanting to lose the color in the rinse rather than have it "bleed" makes sense to me. I have similar thoughts when it comes to "pre-washing" my fabric. If the fabric is going to shrink - I would much rather have it shrink in the washer/dryer "before" I cut it than "after" it's sewn into a quilt - ;))

Vicki W said...

Lots of possibilities!

Jeanna said...

The fabrics do look a lot different (more muted) after the last steps in the process. I guess I expected some but not this much. I still love them though and can't wait to see what you create with them.

Rhonda said...

I love watching the different designs you're getting. There are so many possibilities!

Barb said...

I too love the different designs in each fabrics. Will be fun to play with them.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Beautiful hand dyed fabrics. I have never hand dyed before but I can see the attraction after seeing your results.

Marlene said...

These fabrics are lovely. I could see them as background fabric for intricate, crazy quilt type of embroidery. Do you to embroidery at all Gene? I don't do a lot, but I'd love to if there were more hours in each day.