Look at all these juicy colours! I had fun today with my friends from Tuesday Quilters as I shared how to dye these gorgeous fabrics. We used 3 colours of procion dye - lemon yellow, magenta and turquoise, to create a rainbow of 12 colours and then everyone experimented with colour mixing to create even more. Like these:
Everyone was very busy and trying to persuade them to stop for lunch was very difficult!
Some of you may recognise the lady on the left - she is QuiltSue, the infamous blogger from Quilt Times! She does like to pose for the camera:
Janet definitely did random! I love the pink and golden yellow combination here:
Mandy had a go at creating tree like patterns with pleated fabric with great success. Some of her fabric looked just like tulips:
In the afternoon we tried something different - dyeing silk scarves in the microwave. First soak your scarf in diluted vinegar, gently wring, then scrunch and add steam fixed silk paint. Here's Janet adding paint:
Tah Dah! If you'd like to have a go visit 'Silkcraft' for the paints and pongee scarves we used.