Friday, 25 March 2011

Dyeing up a storm

I've got the dyeing bug at present, anything and everything is fair game. I've been over dyeing fabrics I don't like, old cloth doilies, small sample swatches, silk, muslin, cotton, lace, embroidery thread, trims, if it's white it ends up in the dye pot. I have a beautiful golden yellow on the line and soon there will be fuchsia hanging out with it.
I use these fabrics and laces in my journals. Best of all I love looking at them all grouped together.


This is what they looked like before I did some serious sorting.


Some colour combinations.


Carefully stacked.


Some of the blue/teal range.


Love this vibrant orange, sorry to all of you vintage ladies, if this is offensive to your eyes.


Gorgeous purple.


I'm not a huge green fan so I mixed the teal and yellow together to get the lime.


Finally the vibrant red.

The remaining colours are on the line, I hope they end up as colourful.



33 comments:

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, a visual feast :)

Kathleen said...

yummy colors!!!!

suziqu's thread works said...

Ro your dyeing results are dazzling to the eyes and they look wonderful - it's all looking a bit like what I have on my table too at present! They look so neat all stacked up.
What sort of dyes do you use?
Hugs, Suzy

Iz said...

I love the vibrant colours - what sort of dyes are you using?

Heather said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colours Ro, and they are so uplifting. You must have enough fabrics to keep you going for quite a while! Plenty more Journals of Happiness on the way.

Studio Sylvia said...

A fantastic collection of colour and texture. What fun is in store for you.

Doreen G said...

Absolutely yummo Ro-so vibrant.

dióhéj said...

fabulous colours!

Chris Gray said...

Lovely colours!

...be careful though...

...that dyepot can become addictive :-)

dosfishes said...

These colors are amazing, bright and rich. The will make some fantastic journal pages. xox Corine

*jean* said...

beautiful! a feast for my eyes when all i see outside is snow...thank you for sharing, they look wonderful

Sandy said...

Lucious!

Katiejane said...

I love these! What a wonderful way to recycle old fabric and lace. Like falling into a rainbow.

NuminosityBeads said...

Wow, every one of those colors are my favorites.
What fun!
xoxo Kim

Suztats said...

Wow! What a riot of colour! I love it!

Sandie's Patch said...

WOW!
That's in your eye colour girl!
Love it!
Have a great weekend.

Sandie xx

CraftyHope said...

Wow, these are all so beautiful. I love the shade of green you came up with! I'd love to know what kind of dye you use. . .
Can't wait for the next batch!

Jan said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I have no problem with what you have done to the vintage textiles. This is better than leaving them intact in a drawer, only to be looked at. Now you will use them.

Julie said...

Sumptuosity! :-)

Bren said...

Oh my land I want some of each! Glorious colour, you really know how to get the most from your dye. love them all

Terri Kahrs said...

LUSCIOUS, Mouth-watering WONDERFUL!!!! OMG, Ro!!! These gorgeous results have sent me over the color moon!!! I think the orange is my fave!!! Happy Weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Paula Bogdan said...

Oh, these are just so lucious! Would you share your dying process someday?

Jacky said...

YUMBO....love all of these colours and textures Ro. The will look amazing in your journals.

Jacky xox

Dot said...

Goodness Ro! What a feast for the eyes. You have been busy. Love all of these color combo's but the lime green ones sing to my heart! Can't wait to see what you do with these!

Elizabeth said...

I just taught two friends how to parfait dye with three colors int eh jars. What fun we had!! and of course I could not just sit there and dye up a new batch for myself!!! Have you attacked your husbands underwear drawer yet??? I haven't yet but mine is fair game!!!!

Mogs Designs said...

I love all the brilliant colours

Ophelia said...

I love this...such great eye candy!

azirca said...

Divine colours, they are perfectly you!

Jacqui (Jax to my friends) said...

love all your colourful dye cloth Ro..just Wonderful!! Do not worry about the vintage stuff there are enough people out there to keep it 'cream'..or it that clean.....LOL

Jax

Lovey said...

Gorgeous!

Tracy Verdugo said...

Oh I love these scrumptious colours Ro!! How on earth do you get so organised as to have them all colour coded and sorted?? Send me some of that please!!!!Thanks for dropping by my Flora blog...talk soon x

kathy said...

beautiful, beautiful colors and such interesting textures! Wish I could touch!!!

Robin said...

These are just delicious...what a great and colorful place you have here...I loved looking at your journals..they are gorgeous..Ive just recently become so interested in these..Nice to meet you..!