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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Magic Dyeing Made Easy

Many thanks to my good buddie Maggie who recommended this book for dyeing with children. You know the kind of thing, dissolve children in boiling water and apply to fabric. Only joking. I'm not really the wicked witch of the north.

I found plastic bag dyeing to be remarkably mess free, fuss free and simple. The instructions were to leave your bags to cure for 24 hours (hah!). I lasted one hour and here is the result. Not too dusty. I have left some comparative pieces still curing until tomorrow

Dyeing with the ravening hordes is beginning to look as if it might be possible after all. Many thanks to Maggie (and Helen Deighan who wrote the book).


Papoosue said...

I've just recommended the sister book to this to a friend - 'Dyeing in Plastic Bags'. They are good books aren't they - nice and simple - just what I need! Nice fabric!!

katelnorth said...

I've used this method (have both the books myself and have done a dyeing class with Helen, who is lovely) with my kids. And used a modified version of the method with an entire group of 2-3 year olds - it works very well. I'm sure you'll do just fine.

arlee said...

:} I love children--herbed on a bed of rice :}
FAbulous results!