Monday, April 26, 2010

Autumn Colours Dyeing Day

Horah! for our new blog!

This is the first post of our new group Blog and I have such a fun day to share. We (hubby, bubby and myself) have come to Melbourne for a week holiday with my dear Parents in law and today we are doing some fabric dyeing.
As I have never really done much of this and have never dyed woolen felt before I am really keen be here. My mother in law, Natima is a highly accomplished craftie and instills me with much confidence. Today she is showing me how to dye fabric.

This is Natima and Lynda, a lovely craftie friend of Nat's and I. Here we are preparing all the separate plastic bags to put all the various dye strengths into.

I managed to find some really nice woolen fabric to bring along and after washing it all in Synthrapol solution (fabric detergent), we cut it all up into shoe box sized bits ready to dye while it is still damp. This allows it to soak up the colour more easily.

This is Natima's dye collection which she bought in Dubai and has had many fun dyeing play days with. (so many colours!)

Here is my wonderful mother in law with the whole set-up on the back deck.
We have all the fabric now in bags of dye overnight to be wash tomorrow. I cant wait to see how it all turns out.
Ill post again tomorrow with the results of all our dyeing.

I hope you have enjoyed our first post. Please leave a comment.