Tie dyeing for me
On Monday I shared the shirts that I dyed for my brother and my friend's husband. Today's things are mostly all things I dyed for myself.
I don't even remember buying these shirts at Target so who knows how long they've been waiting for some color. I found them last week and added them to the pile. Both are ice dyed and I'm really pleased with both. By Spring I probably won't remember them again!
This is just a really old shirt that I stopped wearing. I pleated it and put it in the bottom of the bin. As the dye dripped through the items on the screen the leftover dye drips into the bottom of the bin and settled on this shirt. I think this one needs a little screen printing or something else added to it.
This is a tunic that I bought from Dharma Trading. I originally dyed it the green, purple and red and hated it. I decided to pleat it and overdye it black. I like the added black streaks much better. Trust me, it looks better on and should work well with black leggings.
It turns out that leggings are a lot of fun to dye and the leggings from Dharma are really well made. They are beefy and last a long time. The ones on the left are capri length. The one on the right is full length (I'm showing front and back). It only matters what the legs look like, I always make sure my widest part is covered. No one needs to see that.
I also had a stack of Dharma's feed sack towels and folded a few to fill out some empty space in my ice dyeing bins. I love how these turned out and gave the pink and purple one away as a door prize at our quilt club meeting last night. I want to give these as gifts but I'm finding that I'm a little attached to them!
11/16/2016 02:33:06 pm
The dyeing turned out great. Adding the black streaks to the tunic was a great idea. I do like those towel too. They are almost to pretty to use!
11/16/2016 03:13:05 pm
They all look wonderful!!! Even the towels!
11/16/2016 05:11:11 pm
I like the towels. I'd be attached to them to.
11/17/2016 06:39:19 am
I always love your clothes dying. it's been too long since i've done some....might be time. haha i sincerely LOVE, LOVE those long leggings. awesome. i want some.
11/17/2016 07:08:48 am
Wow these are all neat pieces! I am sure whoever won your feed sack towel was thrilled to bits!
11/17/2016 08:12:23 am
The overdyed tunic is gorgeous! I am guessing that the black added lots of depth that took it from "blah" to WOW.
11/17/2016 09:56:26 am
WOW! Great dyeing results. I love the Dharma tunic and leggings, and love how the hand towels turned out.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.