I must be having preparation withdrawal though because this week, in spite of having lots of other things on the to do list I couldn't help but get some vats of dyeing on the go. The weather's been scorching and here I am ironing in the heat! The results are worth it. I've dyed and over dyed lots of fabric I'd been saving and now I've got a lovely pile of cloth that coordinates and is ready for a new project.
As you can see from the buckets in the photo at the top, I've used a low water technique. I really like the marks that this creates on the fabric.
To achieve these very pronounced markings and hard edges I've put dry fabric into the dye. Not always recommended as you risk getting large areas of white, but this time it's paid off and all the pieces came out beautifully.
Even small scraps and off-cuts got thrown in and have come out in a much more useable state. I almost feel some patchwork coming on. I'm sure that feeling will wear off!
If you're enjoying pleasant weather where you live at the moment I hope you're able to take advantage of it and be creative too.
Bye for now,