Adventures in Dyeing

I went to a “free” demo on silkscreening by Jacquard. I say “free” because I knew I would probably end up purchasing something, and indeed I have. I purchased some iDye in emerald and Color Magnet (it makes the dye more vibrant where it is painted).

I had a piece of cotton, I’d previously painted and some stretchy silks I purchased intending to dye. After the cotton’s first layer of embellishment, I wasn’t sure if over-dyeing it was going to be too much, but decided to take the chance. I didn’t use any of the color magnet product on the cotton.

Here’s the before for the silks (the yellow is the Color Magnet):

Here’s the before for the cotton (painted with fabric paint):

The after is coming on Wednesday!

Britex Fabric Sale

I’m not sure if any of you are in the Bay area. I signed up to be on the Britex mailing list and quite frankly thought I’d fallen through the cracks because I never heard from them. Until today. Looks like they are having a sale Feb. 16-17 with 30% off everything. There are a few exceptions, leave a comment if you’re really curious. I see no mention of it on their website, but it doesn’t look like you need a coupon or anything. Enjoy! I know I will.

I called to see if they carried tie interfacing. They don’t. They are looking for a supplier, though. I purchased a tie-making book from David Coffin and followed Cidell, through her tie-making saga. Looks like I’ll be ordering interfacing from the person David Coffin recommended–I’m not sure you can get it anywhere else! The price is more than fair, I just hate waiting for shipping. Eric is chomping at the bit for me to get moving on this project. I already bought the silk, 20 yard bundle for $20 at Fabric Mart and there is a really cool grey and green striped one he’s claimed. Thankfully 3 yards came in the bundle, so I’m thinking I’ll make a coordinating skirt. Cheesy, I know, but it has a very preppy military school feel and I think we can pull it off!

Peace,

Katy