― L. Frank Baum,
|A family selfie! Reminds me of a Norman Rockwell!|
My daughter Andrea lives a little farther away so she stayed a few more days with me. Yesterday we decided to do some dyeing. Last year she had given me a set of white thread and dyes to create ones own colors. I have an ideal place set up for a couple of people to work...my upstairs studio. It took most of the day...what looks like a simple project always turns out to be more than one expects!
Step one: soak the thread and any fabric to be dyed in a solution of soda ash.
|White thread soaking|
|Two cups of twelve colors|
|Pro Chemical paint we used..some dry powder dye came with the kit, but this is what I already had.|
|Step three: Pouring in the dye (wear those gloves or you will have multi colored hands!)|
|Step four: squish up the dye into the thread to distribute it evenly|
|Dyed fabric and plates ready to be dyed.|
|Plastic wrap covering|
|We each did 12 plates of fabric and thread|