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melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 13, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8847233

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1196194/

This class will teach the basics of dyeing cotton fabric with fiber-reactive dyes, also known as procion dyes.

Even though the class is full to new participants, anyone is welcome to follow along with us and ask questions. We'll be going step by step through the process of creating your own custom dyed fabric.

The way I'm going to structure these threads is so that they will be a permanent reference for anyone who wants to try this.
But above all,
We're going to have fun!

Materials you'll need:
Some jars at least pint sized...peanut butter, mayo or canning jars will be fine.
Salt...un-iodized. Josher or canning salt will work
Squeeze bottles, a small funnel, rubberbands or twine.
I like to use a rack across my sink so that excess dye doesn't puddle. Plastic bags, like walmart bags.

These are the links to my journal where I've posted the instructions. Feel free to ask questions or comment inn the thread.
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16098/
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16099/
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16100/

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 13, 2011
8:27 AM

Post #8847360

I'm anxious to see how it is done!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8847414

Waiting for instructions!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 13, 2011
9:37 AM

Post #8847451

My cable is out and I'm running on my Verizon thingy that I keep for emergencies...so I'm just a touch faster than dial up. I won't be posting any images until the cable is repaired.

Everyone can wash their fabric...no fabric softener. Hang to dry. Your dryer has residual softener in it, even if you don't use a sheet this time. Once your fabric is dry, you can press it smooth...ok to use steam.

I'll have the kits ready to go shortly. If you can get non-iodized (kosher or canning) salt...that would be good. You'll need about a half teaspoon full for each container of dye. The soda ash we're using is a high concentrate...the PH Up stuff from the pool supply stores works in a pinch, but this is the strongest grade available. Gives you the deepest color set.

As soon as I get a faster connection, I'll start showing all how to mix and tie.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2011
10:32 AM

Post #8847513

How much fabric are we using???

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 13, 2011
10:49 AM

Post #8847539

You'll be able to do at about 2 yards with these materials...maybe more, but let's say 2 yards. After it is washed, we'll cut it up into smaller pieces for various techniques.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 15, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8849814

I need to go collect the rest of my stuff like spuirt bottles!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8850055

question .. could arm & hammer be used for soda ash

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 15, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8850175

No, regular soda is sodium bicarbonate. Soda ash is sodium carbonate. That extra atom makes a world of difference.

'PH-Up' for pools is sodium carbonate, but isn't as concentrated as the stuff I get. Where we'll use a quarter cup, it would take about 2 cups of the pool chemical to do the same thing.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8850273

ok thanks for the great answer
but I wasn't asking about baking soda (soda is sodium bicarbonate) but about washing powder that has sodium carbonate in it














This message was edited Oct 15, 2011 6:40 PM

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 16, 2011
5:56 AM

Post #8850712

Yes, washing soda will work.
I've never used it, so can't attest to the strength of it, but the worst that will happen is that the dye will strike with less intensity. I have used the pool soda and it works, you just have to use more to get the same intensity of color.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 19, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8855373

checks are rolling in...I'll take the first group of packages to the post office today!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2011
9:45 AM

Post #8855508

OK, I must have missed some posting. What was the final on the cost?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 19, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8855520

Qwilter it depends on what your getting
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1196194/
its all here.
Ok, everyone, I have a total for this. I just got back from the P.O. and they weighed a package with 5 packs of dye, soda ash and gloves. First class to just about anywhere in the country is $2.56, so that saved a bundle off of Priority.

So here is the break down

5 packs of dye @.60 each is 3.00
1/2 cup soda ash 1.00
gloves, envelope & baggies 1.00
Postage 2.56

Total is $7.56

If you want more than 5 packs of dye, they will be .60 each. I don't think postage will be more than a few cents more as they are practically weightless...the baggies weigh more.

For neutrals besides the black and the brown I'm already sending, I have Camel, Mist Gray and Safari Gray. But...all you have to do is dilute anything and it lightens it. I'll start showing you all how that is done this weekend. I used primaries and black for ages before I bothered to spring for any of the 'fancy' colors.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 19, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8855522

Here's the breakdown; http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/p.php?pid=8846553


7.56 for the basic kit and .60 for each additional color you want.

With the basic kit, we'll learn to mix muted tones like olive and dusty rose. I'll also show you how to make maroon, green tones, purples many shades of brown and many shades of blue.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 19, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8855524

Ha! we crossed posted!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8855848

Just let me know if i owe more for postage.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8855868

My payment is going out today! I have had it ready for day's, and keep forgetting to put it in the mail box.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 19, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8855920

You're fine Mittsy. (yours is on its way)

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8856995

can you please..please ...add the list of supplies we need to this thread?? maybe at the top?? salt? vinegar? squeeze bottles, a rack for the sink??? I am sure there was more??!!
thanks in advance :)

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

October 21, 2011
10:39 PM

Post #8858840

got my envelope today, thanks Melody! Now to get the Kona...

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2011
5:40 AM

Post #8858942

Meant to tell you Melody that my check is in the mail!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8859273

My packet arrived in today's mail. I have 2 pkgs of turquoise. So if someone is short, give a shout and I'll send to you.
mittsy

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 24, 2011
6:53 AM

Post #8861305

oops!
Do you have everything else?

You should have black, brown, yellow, turquoise, fuchsia and the extra camel and gray.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 24, 2011
7:38 AM

Post #8861386

I'll check.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 24, 2011
7:13 PM

Post #8862338

I got my package too :-) thank you Melody and thank YOU my "angel" :-)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 24, 2011
9:00 PM

Post #8862469

got mine today too... but I didn't get the Safari Gray
thank
Melody

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
5:52 AM

Post #8862732

I'll get one right out to you...sorry...

Don't hesitate to speak up if something is missing or not right. You all have been quite generous with postage money and I'll take care of them asap.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2011
6:35 AM

Post #8862805

Thanks Melody :)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8863272

I'm getting ready to create entries in my journal and post links so that everything will be together. Rather than put a post here and there, links to a complete tutorial should be better,don't you think?

(pictures and instructions forthcoming...)

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8863286

I agree, much easier to find and follow!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 25, 2011
2:54 PM

Post #8863434

great idea .. Melody

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
3:04 PM

Post #8863445

Ok...here we go...

This first link shows you how to mix your soda ash, prepare your fabric and mix the basic dyes.
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16098/

Don't hesitate to ask questions...nothing is too trivial. If you're confused, chances are, someone else is too.

This link gives you some basics on color mixing. Use smaller jars or containers and remember that less is more. I wouldn't try to get fancy at first...try basic reds, greens and browns. Divide the mixed color into 2 containers and dilute one by half...you get a matching pastel. If you have an eye dropper or one of those things they use to clean a baby's nose out, they work great for adding dye a few drops at a time...they're also good for detail work when we tie dye.

http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16099/

This next one is how to ice dye. Now, I didn't put down plastic or wear gloves...so do as I say and not as I do.

http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/t/melody/16100/

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
3:31 PM

Post #8863495

Are those links only for paid members? Wouldn't let me in said access denied.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8863527

hmm...I thought I made them public...I'll go check. If that doesn't work,I'll copy everything here in threads.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
4:04 PM

Post #8863530

I've got everything marked public...let me dig around and see what I'm doing wrong. (I'm not a whiz at journals and diaries...)
I really believe that everyone should be able to access a public entry...odd.

Bear with me.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8863542

Duh! I feel like an idiot...

Try them now.
I linked to the 'construction' side of my journal.
Sheesh!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8863549

I'm still denied...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8863550

hmmm...let me dig deeper. I thought for sure that would get it.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
4:37 PM

Post #8863557

One more time...I believe this one will work...I didn't realize there was a gazillion ways to link to your diary...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8863580

16100 works fine the other two...no go.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8863588

I had no problem with any of them.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8863647

I've got them all too... Thanks Melody...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 25, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8863653

Try accessing from my profile page
http://davesgarden.com/community/blogs/m/melody/

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

October 25, 2011
7:29 PM

Post #8863811

All are fine now. Perhaps I tried to access while you were still fixing. I'm not in the group but hope to play at some point.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2011
7:52 PM

Post #8863839

Melody, would you please put those links in the top thread, so we don't have to scroll to find them? Thanks.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


October 26, 2011
5:29 AM

Post #8864155

Ahhh...good idea!
Doing it right now.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 26, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8864347

Thanks so much!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 28, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8867539

I got my package today with the pretty dye's. Can't wait to learn this procedure!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 28, 2011
8:34 PM

Post #8867618

Me too Melody, thanks for all your effort.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 28, 2011
8:38 PM

Post #8867621

Mine came today. Thanks Melody.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 17, 2011
4:42 AM

Post #8893858

How are you dyers doing??????

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 17, 2011
5:11 AM

Post #8893882

Hi Jean! I haven't started mine yet, too many Christmas things going...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8894010

Same here and trying to get ready to go see my Mom. She has pneumonia but so far is doing okay.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 17, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8894102

me to been way to busy building to play with dye:(
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2011
1:12 PM

Post #8894430

Mine are all packed up for trip to FL. Will start playing after the first of Dec.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 17, 2011
1:23 PM

Post #8894454

Mine have not arrived yet...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 17, 2011
11:05 PM

Post #8895151

Still waiting here also.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 19, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8897739

I have been seriously thinking of cutting and over-dying denim for the colors I need in a rag quilt. Too many ideas, too little time!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8927655

Hi everyone. I was wondering if any of you have tried this yet? I am still waiting for my dyes to come. I really want to do this. Any idea of when Melody? Thanks, Barb

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8927657

Not yet, probably after the holidays!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8928021

to many Christmas gifts to be made ... to play with dye :(

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 13, 2011
9:47 PM

Post #8928810

I have MISPLACED my dye and will look in earnst after Christmas.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 14, 2011
4:00 AM

Post #8928915

Has anyone heard from Melodie recently?????
Hope she is just lost under a pile of presents.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
4:07 AM

Post #8928917

Not since she posted the last instructions. That's why I boosted this thread. I still haven't gotten my dyes and that was last fall... I'm worried about her.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8929445

I won't be getting into until after the holidays. Too much going on right now.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 23, 2011
6:36 PM

Post #8941042

YEA!!! I found my dyes! LOL... I was cleaning in my sewing room and I was shocked by all the good stuff I found! LOL I'm telling on myself what a lousy housekeeper I am. I have a friend coming and I am going to offer her the privacy of the sewing room to set up the mattress. It's also MUCH cooler in there than the living room and well... many of us know about menopause and temperature sensitivity!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 23, 2011
7:44 PM

Post #8941119

Glad you found your dyes.
Anyone heard from Melody?

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2011
3:48 AM

Post #8941258

I have sent her mail a couple of times but have never gotten a response. I did see where she answered someone's question in the DG forum. I don't know what has happened but I'm concerned.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 24, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8941304

I have talked to a friend of hers . She is just very busy but fine .. Will be back soon
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9580468

OK its been a very long time & my dye is still sitting in the little bags did anyone make anything with their Dye

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

June 30, 2013
3:27 PM

Post #9580533

ah.. no... does it count that my husband has had quadruple heart bypass, and 2 hip surgeries, I've changed jobs and I'm getting ready to move?? ... that's just in the last 14 months...

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9580565

mine is still sitting somewhere??? too ?? :(
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 30, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9580576

Yeap, sitting somewhere in all this mess.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2013
3:34 AM

Post #9581171

I checked with Barb to see if she'd made anything and she hadn't received hers, guess life just happens. I still want to try the ice technique. I've been saving the perm bottles so I have a good assortment to use to mix colors.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2013
6:58 AM

Post #9581439

Mittsy, do you use facebook?? Sondra has been doing some fantastic ice dying!! and showing pictures!!! she is working on a tutorial for some dying. not sure if it is for ice dye, or just regular tie dye??
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 1, 2013
7:12 AM

Post #9581459

I have been following her Thunder. Incredible work and such beautiful results. Mittsy it is definite watch.

Thunder have you been getting these heavy rains too?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9581500

No I can not afford the $125. to devirus my computers, so I do not go on facebook or twitter. Sorry I missed the tutorial.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 1, 2013
3:49 PM

Post #9582341

she has not done a tutorial yet...she is working on writing one...will probably also be on her web page.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 2, 2013
8:02 PM

Post #9584142

There are lot & lots of TUT on YouTube it takes me for ever but I have watches a few. Many on Ice dye it seems very easy. twist,fold or scrunch your wet fabric place on grate over some kind of pan.
Cover with ice & sprinkle powder dye over ice. (make sure you wear a mask )
let ice melt let sit about 8 hours or more . rinse... your done

I sent Melody a D-mail 2 days ago ...she said she has been busy but will post something here
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 8, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9591656

Well I see still nothing from Melody guess she got what she wanted and left the building .. very sad to leave all of hanging with dye in hand & some still waiting for their dye.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2013
1:10 PM

Post #9591763

Melody is still here, she is still an admin answering all the questions about the new changes.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 8, 2013
1:15 PM

Post #9591774

I'm scrambling...but promise to get with ya'll this week...I'm going to be swamped until about Thursday, but I promise, promise to get you all some info!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 8, 2013
2:03 PM

Post #9591876

I'd like some dyes!!! I never did receive mine...

This message was edited Jul 8, 2013 4:04 PM
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2013
4:06 PM

Post #9598894

Well I mixed up some of my dye. Im going to dye 2 shirts like the old days .:) lets see if I remember what im doing ...haha

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2013
4:58 PM

Post #9598952

gooood luck
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9599033

ok now we wait ... the old hippy just jumped out ...lol I want to do more already wonder if DH will miss his white t-shirts ...tee hee

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2013
7:16 PM

Post #9599084

Are they done yet! :-)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2013
7:28 PM

Post #9599095

lol Linda they have to sit till tomorrow .. Pictures tomorrow evening :)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2013
8:42 AM

Post #9599672

the first one isnt as I planned but I know what I did wrong ..
not to bad for a start at least they didn't turn to mud ...lol

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2013
9:14 AM

Post #9599697

But...I like the first one.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2013
9:22 AM

Post #9599711

lol they posted backwards

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2013
10:26 AM

Post #9599782

Oh yeah they do that. I like them both anyhow, pretty colors

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2013
11:21 AM

Post #9599825

Love the spiral!!!! good job.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9599968

shirt # 3 this is more what the other shirt was to look like this one will go to one of the grand kids... this is the front & back or maybe back & front ... never know how they will post

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2013
2:23 PM

Post #9600042

I'm impressed with the design you created on that number three shirt both front and back!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 15, 2013
3:54 PM

Post #9600132

Those are beautiful!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2013
4:19 PM

Post #9600152

Very different. They will love them...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9600417

thanks Linda & Barb

I refolded & added some dye I think I like this one better now

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9600423

Ya, the extra dark really does change it up some, very nice.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9600720

I like that one better now too. It still pops but not so "in your face".

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2013
6:49 AM

Post #9600871

Yup prettier, isn't it strange how the smallest change can make all the difference?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 16, 2013
6:50 AM

Post #9600872

anyone else thinking about mixing up there tiny packets of dyewe were sent
don't follow the directions that have been posted above . Its Way to much water for the small amount of dye we were sent don't use anymore then 1/2 of a cup of water. The directions should be 2 teaspoons per cup of water with the black you need 4 teaspoons per cup. the dyes look good wet but when washed out & dry they are very weak and dull looking

on the soda its 1 cup per Gal of water
this info is from the Dharma's web page & catalog
http://www.dharmatrading.com
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2013
8:51 AM

Post #9601018

Thank you for the pictures and mixing info.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 17, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9602037

I like the dark color added too! Thanks for the mixing directions!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 23, 2013
11:00 PM

Post #9610225

well the tiedye was a hit she didn't want to take it off

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 24, 2013
4:39 AM

Post #9610298

How beautiful is that picture???? Great job.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 24, 2013
5:17 AM

Post #9610330

Cheryl, that is awesome!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

July 24, 2013
6:51 AM

Post #9610411

What a beautiful little girl!!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 25, 2013
9:02 PM

Post #9612101

Thanks everyone ..

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 27, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9613640

Great shirt, GD is adorable, and I like the gramps tattoo !!! :-)
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

July 27, 2013
7:15 PM

Post #9613864

thanks Thunder she is a sweety...
.. I designed the tat a few years back
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 1, 2013
9:22 PM

Post #9619004

heres my first ice dye TUT I tried,
this is 3 items stacked & layered with ice & dye didn't like the way they came out in the bleach they went ..

second pic ...this is what I have working tonight 1 t-shirt on a rack over a bowl to catch the melted ice & dye powder dye sprinkled over the ice

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 2, 2013
4:46 AM

Post #9619100

Are you sure the 2nd pic is what you say it is?
so for this ice dying, the powered dye s sprinkled on the ice?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 2, 2013
6:32 AM

Post #9619188

Interesting! Please keep us posted? Nice to know that mistakes can be erased with bleach!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 2, 2013
7:25 AM

Post #9619238

Linda K, I doubt they can be "erased" but probably toned down enough to lessen the effect and try again to a degree.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9620708

Qwilter .. Yes Im sure its what I posted its a t-shirt covered with ice & sprinkled with powdered dye this is said t-shirt 24 hours later after being washed out . front & back & hearts on the sleeves

well the bleach didn't do much to remove the dye but as psychw2 said it did tone down.( im guessing because the boxers arn't 100% cotton) I resoaked in Soda ash, folded & have redyed them will let them batch for at least 24 hours along with the oneies I dyed today
found a bunch of 100% cotten Ts on clearance at Wallyworld yeah me ...lol

testing some patterns on paper towel, think ill get some muslin out and do some 12" sq


this is addictive but so much fun :)

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 3, 2013
8:08 PM

Post #9620709

opps the paper towel samples didn't load

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2013
7:10 AM

Post #9620932

Love the designs. How do you get a heart design?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2013
7:58 AM

Post #9620964

Linda, for the heart you fold the item in half and draw 1/2 a heart on the folded edge (with a washable marker) & then do an accordian fold following the line & tie it off on the line then die what ever color

here are the oneies

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2013
8:17 AM

Post #9620981

Those are so cute! Nice job!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2013
9:45 AM

Post #9621036

thanks Linda

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2013
9:20 AM

Post #9674120

Stuff my hubs has dyed. He started with the packets from Melody. Has since purchased more.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2013
9:30 AM

Post #9674130

He has done a wonderful job!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2013
10:03 AM

Post #9674167

Those are really nice!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2013
12:32 PM

Post #9674257

Very nice, has he ever tried the crushed ice method?

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2013
2:42 PM

Post #9674374

no he has not tried the ice method. he is busy with these. trying different ways of twisting and tying to see what designs he gets... I am loving it!

really want him to do some fabric. he says he has to get better first !!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2013
9:43 PM

Post #9678284

Thunder ,,tell hubby nice job .. there are tie dye groups on facebook to get helpful tips & lots of youtubes for different folds

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2013
5:27 PM

Post #9678854

thanks. he has been all over the net. except facebook...he won't go there. I have shown him some of the things Sondra Mojoquilter has done. He does not wish to try ice dying.

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