Dye Projects – September & October 2014
I bought 24 white bandanas to dye, here is the start of them:
The blue one on the right was supposed to be green and blue but you couldn’t see the green. I over dyed it with black.
I dyed the boys bandanas with our school colors:
A few shirts, size 5 or 6T:
Henry has claimed this shirt.
My favorite white shirt that I tried to do a Galaxy dye on and it flopped. In my opinion I saved it with adding the black swirl.
Four small bags that were upcycled from the corners of a high quality fitted sheet, so the opening is elastic:
I need to find a use or a market for these. The elastic is in great shape because this sheet was new, but damaged. I was thinking for fruit that you want to ripen faster or for when you are traveling and short on space in you bag and you need to pack a second pair of shoes – put them in this bag and your clothes won’t get dirty.
A small canvas bag:
Pajama pants for me, rainbow DNA on the side of the leg and I attempted a swirl on the bottom of the other leg:
The pants are so comfortable I went back to Walmart’s clearance rack and bought the rest of the ones they had in my size.
A solar system pillow case (king size):
Charlie pointed out that Earth is the wrong size compared to the sun and other planets. That is what I wanted. I also wanted the sun to be more yellow and Earth to have more land.
I found this new tool at a rummage sale for $0.25. It will help me apply small drips of dye in small places.
Ice dyeing is really my favorite kind of dyeing. Soon snow will be here and I can use snow instead of buying ice!
I have attempted to make dyed scarves. I am not a scarf-person because I am always hot and I have no clue about fashion. With the help of my sisters I may wear one of my scarves.
This rainbow infinity scarf was given to one of my sisters.
The other half of this scarf was purchased by a friend.
I dyed this infinity scarf for another sister.
This scarf went to my step-mom.
This scarf is my favorite scarf. I had a different idea how this was going to turn out (mistake #1 never have any expectations of a dye project). I used a tie dye method call DNA with liquid red, yellow, and blue dye to do the rainbow squiggly line and then iced dyed the loose fabric with black. Someone said it reminded them of the Hungry Caterpillar. This one was sold to a family member. I am still dreaming up ideas on how to do this method again but with different colors. I am stuck on deciding the colors, my fabric is prepped and ready for dye!
This is a full size sheet. I was testing the folding method and the color combos and was pleased with the results.
I want to do flower looking tie dyes, so I am practicing on flour sack dish towels that I bought at Fleet Farm and Target. The fold is call a mandala. My first attempt was on these two towels.
I am calling this my birthday sheet. I bought this white sheet at Goodwill for my birthday to try a mandala design on a larger piece. I finished this today and it was like opening up a birthday present! I can’t express how happy I am with these results.
Funny dyeing story: Jack’s brother, Eddie, called our house. Henry (5 year old) answered the phone. Eddie must have asked if Henry knew where his mom and dad are. I heard Henry say, “I don’t know. I think my mom is dyeing in the basement.”
I have a bunch of my other dyed scarves, sewn scarves, soaps and other handmade items in my etsy store. I am too lazy to put them in this blog post. I especially don’t really want to use up my blogging space for photos of that kind of stuff.
Feel free to check out my etsy store (my store name is skiingmama): https://www.etsy.com/shop/skiingmama