Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The Happy birthday girl!

Today my package arrived from Dharma Trading Company! For my birthday I got to order fabric dyeing supplies. After getting up from my afternoon nap with Ian, I promptly set about dyeing up 10 yards of fabric. It was so easy and quick - even with the help of a seven year old and a five year old. I had all 10 yards dyed and washed in about 2.5 hours. I laid it all out flat to air dry and then ironed all it tonight after bible class. Somehow I ended up with a lot of greens - probably because I had two different green dyes - plus royal blue and yellow.

I followed the directions I found on Melody Johnson's blog and on Tommy Fitzsimmons' blog. Both explanations have pictures and very good directions.

Can you see the cool marbling in the green fabric above? Done totally unintentionally, of course! But I love it!

And here is my beautiful rainbow. You can see the overload of green! Lucky I love green! Next time I am going to play around a lot more with the blues (surprise!). I may even order another shade of blue. Right now what I have is called royal blue.

Now - what to do with these lovely fabrics! Nines - next summer I think our mini-retreat should focus on dyeing up some fabric. Not sure my mom will be up for that kind of mess - but maybe out in my dad's barn!


  1. Fun, isn't it? I love Dharma Trading for all the dyes and chemicals - I've ordered from them for about 15 years now. They have really excellent customer service, and their pfd garments are great too!

  2. Man oh man!!! TOOOOOOO coooool!!! I love it! I can think of some things that we could do with all that fabric!! Why do we have to wait until next year???WAHHH!! I wannna do it this! Check your email.

  3. love the rainbow of colours... what will you do with them all???

  4. Wow I know you aren't home...but these are fabulous!! Dying is something I have always wanted to try but never done!