Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dyeing Fun, Part 4 - and Giveaway!

Okay, so my first experience with flour paste resist was a complete bummer. All that anticipation, and I hate the fabrics that came out at the end. That's the price of experimentation.

I think the flour paste was too thick, and the dye/alginate mix was too thin. I didn't crack the crust enough, etc. etc. etc. Maybe I'll try this again, maybe I won't, but at least I gave it a good try.

On the other hand, several of the pieces for which I had high hopes on Saturday came out very well:
Look at that GREAT blue on the bottom! It's variegated and interesting, and it's going to be a great background for my next big quilt. I am SO pleased with it.

Next, check out these greens:
The one on the bottom is a cotton/bamboo mix, and I'm looking forward to turning it into a summer dress. Similarly, I'm looking forward to making a dress from the bottom pink (the one on the far left) in this picture as well:
The purples were basically an accident; I had some blue, some red, and some black left over at the end of the day, and I threw it together and dumped it over a bunch of random fabrics.
Finally, I think this shade of orange is annoying, and I have about four or five yards of it (the bottom piece); I have no idea what I'll ever do with it, but I'm sure I can come up with something fun - maybe as the background for a fall-themed quilt? The second fabric from the bottom is an orangy-red color - not as pink as it looks.
The title of this post includes the word "giveaway." Next Saturday, June 19, I will do a random drawing from all of the commenters on this post. The winner will get to select up to a half yard of any of the fabrics posted here other than the bottom pieces in the blue, green, and pink piles. I will contact you privately and put the fabric in the mail to you.


meeyeehere said...

Wow that is so awesome of you!!! I would love some pretty red material!!
Hope I am the winner here! Thanks a bunch!

Paige said...

Soooo pretty. I'm loving all of those greens!

yarnpiggy said...

Wow -- so many lovelies! Especially the greens and the hot pinks. :-)