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30 Jun 2009 08:47 #36304

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http://patsythompsondesigns.com/

Haven't read this yet, but it's pretty to look at. Patsy is on the first show of Quilt Out Loud with Mark Lipinsky, coming out at the end of July on QNNTV.com
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22 Jun 2009 15:17 #36159

Sue -- the rainbow fabric is one of Ricky's commercial fabrics, which is beautiful, but not hand dyed. The rest are all my hand dyes. I still considered myself very much a novice and am just beginning to experiment with color combining. -- Deb
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21 Jun 2009 14:42 #36138

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Hi Deb
Your quilts are gorgeous! Did you hand-dye the rainbow fabric in your first rhapsody? Dang, if you can do that in a laundry tub that's amazing.
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21 Jun 2009 08:42 #36135

I began dyeing my own fabric about a year ago and am a total dye junkie. I usually dye in batches of 3 yards, but have often done as little as 1/2 yard in baggies. There is a website that has excellent instructions for baggie dyeing (see below). This is a great and easy way to get started. "Color by Accident" is a great book if you are just beginning. You really don't need much space. I do all my work in a slop sink in my laundry room and use plastic bins for the dye process. It couldn't be simpler and the results are always a bit of a surprise. It's great fun and the possibilities are endless. Deb

http://www.dyeingfabric.com/
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20 Jun 2009 21:38 #36134

Especially for Ann. -
You might want to check out the December/January 2009 issue of Quilting Arts magazine. There was an article by Judy Coates Perez on using RIT dyes (safe and easy to use as opposed to dyes that require all sorts of safety equipment). The best part about using a dye like RIT is that you can heat-set it in your microwave oven! If you try this, let us know how it works for you.
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20 Jun 2009 09:46 #36123

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I just found a recent post online that Michael's has Setacolor & Luminere on 50% because they are discontinuing them. Roadtrip today.
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20 Jun 2009 06:17 #36118

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KakeM wrote:
Oh boy I am looking forward to lots of neat stuff on this thread. I am ready to learn about dying fabric and need to read what you all have to say....I even ordered and received some pfd fabric about 3 weeks ago and it is waiting in my stash for just the right inspiration to come along....So Jim...inspire me....inspire all of us! :D

Karen

Yes, please! A year ago, I ordered a whole set plus metallics Paintstiks (I always go overboard). And I haven't used one yet, didn't even dabble one bit. I have the book and some rubbing thingies. I just need to be taken by the hand and guided in their use. Please, Justin or Jim!!
Brita

The Beautiful Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee USA
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19 Jun 2009 22:47 #36112

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Oh boy I am looking forward to lots of neat stuff on this thread. I am ready to learn about dying fabric and need to read what you all have to say....I even ordered and received some pfd fabric about 3 weeks ago and it is waiting in my stash for just the right inspiration to come along....So Jim...inspire me....inspire all of us! :D

Karen


Living in the beautiful Carson Valley of Western Nevada
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19 Jun 2009 21:44 #36109

Jim,
Right now I am using Setacolor (yes I know it's a paint and not a dye) to paint fabric for a quilt. My DH built me a 12 foot by 12 foot wall out if foam insulation to pin it to. It is hanging in the garage and I am airbrushing it with five different colors. Pictures will be in a blog shortly, probably tomorrow. I made a first pass figuring that if it was too light I could go back and add more color but if it was too dark I couldn't take color out. So now I need to go back and add more color to it.
Frances
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a new topic 19 Jun 2009 20:38 #36106

so glad to see someone post here. I would love to be a dyer or whatever the name is but I live in a small house and a motorhome and have little space for dying. I would love to have suggestions for what I can do in small spaces and public laundries. So send me some hints. I really want Justin to do a DVD on dying fabric because I know he has techniques for one yard at a time. Hey Justin Help me out. Ann
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19 Jun 2009 17:49 #36105

JIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so good to see you here.
Where's your website?

Teri
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19 Jun 2009 17:17 #36101

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There was quite a bit of this type discussion in Surface Design a while back. Karen
Lyndhurst, Ohio USA - East Side Suburb of Cleveland, Ohio
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OMG! No topics in the Dyeing Tools forum 19 Jun 2009 16:31 #36100

Hey folks! Everything is a dyeing tool. When I strap on the rubber gloves and go to town, anything I can put my hands on becomes a tool, clothes pins, rubber bands, twine, handheld electric mixer, wire clothes hangers, balled up tin foil etc.

All of these items help me to create texture in my dyed fabrics. I am now playing around with dipping dyed fabrics in very diluted fabric paints to get deeper dimension and other interesting effects.

Come on out dyers, let's get some conversation started!

Jim
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