Monday, May 21, 2018

SAQA Group Dyeing Day at Jules'

The North Texas SAQA Circle met Saturday at Jules' house for a wonderfully messy dyeing day.
Jules' garage is the perfect place for dyeing.  Her garage has two large, deep sinks and ample space for all of us to work.  And a cushy floor.  There were twelve eager dyers.

It was a hot, sunny day, perfect for batching our fabrics.  We did a little bit of everything -- ice dyeing, shibori, baggie dyeing:
I dyed nine yards.  Six of them more or less solid, and three that were random pours of color over the fabric.  These are mine "cooking" in Jules' front yard:
My poured dyes.  The first was folded and squirted with blue and brown:
Chinese Red and Golden Yellow, scrunched in a plastic shoebox:
This was my final piece of the day.  I poured whatever dye I could find over it.  A little green, a little gray, a lot of blue:
My solids turned out pretty well, considering the fact that I placed the fabric in gallon zipper bags, poured the dye in and scrunched it a bit.  This was dyed with Aquamarine:
Wasabi:
Chartreuse.  It split a bit into green, blue and yellow:
 This was Red Violet:
 Chinese Red.  I had dripped some brown dye on the fabric.  Happy Accident?  Maybe:
 Shitake:
It was a lovely day, and I LOVE my results!

3 comments:

Vera Holmgren said...

Thanks for sharing Heather, love the colors especially the chatreuse one

Jenn Haxton said...

That shitake is really great. All of mine were very bright. Next time I need some nuetrals!

Vera Holmgren said...

Where did you find the shitake dye?

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