So this is the last of the things I wanted to try out with the dye before starting on real projects.


More Experiments with Dye


This is a baby nightgown. I dyed it orange, intending to leave it that way. Then decided that was kind of boring, so I tossed the bottom half into the red dyebath.


More Experiments with Dye

Purple clothes. Now, see, the pants and one shirt were intended to be dyed such that they went from really light purple at the top to dark purple at the bottom. I’ve read online several places that it’s just a matter of how much time the item spends in the dyebath, but then I’ve read a few other places that it really requires three shades of whatever color you want. I personally didn’t have much success with the “more time in the dyebath” method, as you can see here.

More Experiments with Dye

And more prefolds. See, this red is the best I could get with the fade-out dye goal. It goes from dark red to pretty much white over about one quarter inch. Not quite what I wanted. The orange one behind it is a little better, but not much.


So, there you go. I feel a little more confident about dyeing things for the shop, for projects, etc.


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Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on October 8, 2008, in Materials and Methods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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