Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dye Candy selvages arrived!

 
I just received my box of dyed selvages from Chris at Dye Candy. Thank you so much it is gorgeous. It was just like Christmas opening up the box. While watching television I decided to sort the selvages, look who bounded onto the ottoman! Heinrich has been enjoying resting in them since. Chris cuts into the fabric, about 1/4 inch and then rips off the selvages. This keeps the fabric from twisting up on her. Please correct me Chris, if this isn't correct. She sells her dyed fabric from her etsy shop. It is lovely and she does a nice job. I used to dye fabrics about 10 years ago, and it is a process. I used Procion dyes with salt and soda ash to set the color. It seems to me that I ordered a box full of recipes with gradations in it to help get the correct color. You would take the amount of dye and half it each time to get the next lighter gradation. The instructions had all of the color gradations on it with the dye colors to use. A very good exercise in color. I first saw the materials in a quilt magazine that came out four times a year. It was so long ago that I can't remember the name of it.
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2 comments:

Deb said...

Wow, what an exciting little bundle of goodness Barb. Henrich looks very happy sitting amongst them all. The colours look like a rainbow. What are you going to make with them all?

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