Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fabric Dye

I was doing some reorganization in my studio the other day and came across a piece of fabric that I had dyed some time ago. I don't recall how long ago it was but it could very easily be a year, maybe more, maybe less. And then I also remembered that I still had some dye concentrate sitting in the fridge. I don't recall how long that had been in there, maybe a year, maybe more, maybe less. Yikes!

While the turquoise blue cloth was pretty, I decided to overdye it and see if the dye concentrates had any life left in them. As you can see from the results below, they certainly did. While I forgot to measure, this piece of cloth is maybe a two-yard piece and I think it might be a wider width, maybe 58 to 60" wide.

I think I might use this as a table cloth.  I am scheduled to teach some classes this fall and I will be setting up a table to sell patterns and such, so this might make the sale table look all pretty.