Monday, February 11, 2013

Overdye

Last week, I posted more results of my snow dyeing experiments. I mentioned that in some pieces, you could just make out a bit of extra patterning.  A few of  the pieces shown, were over-dyed prints.
You know, sometimes you pick up fabric and later wonder why.....other times, the price is just too good to pass up. These are generally fabrics that are good candidates for overdyeing.

In this photo, the piece far left, is the print as I purchased it, the middle shows the same piece after batching in the snow dyeing process.....the piece on the far left was actually dyed a second time. I prefer the new colours, but also like the layering that happens when the original print is still visible.


Then there was this fabric...clearance priced...a cotton twill, almost a denim. It was the perfect weight for the project I had in mind...but the colour?  Oh No!  I don't do pink.....EVER!


This is what it looks like now, all cut up and ready to stitch


Also last week, I was interviewed for the Canadian Quilter's Association.....if you are interested, you can read it here


8 comments:

LynCC said...

Hey wow - they overdyeing is really cool!

Karen S said...

nice results -- I've always said there is no bad fabric -- just fabric in need of an overdye!

Joan said...

Wonderful Jill. What a difference a dye makes :)

MyJourneyBack said...

Very cool. Thank you for reminding me of this methoad! I have done overdye before with fabric that I really wanted to use but the color didn't work. I loved it after dyeing. I so forgot I am going into the stash to rethink!
Thanks again for sharing this.
Have a great week.
Sherry

Anna said...

I love the results of your dyeing, I've not done any since my batik days in the '70s. A reminder of what can be achieved, thankyou.

ruthiequilts said...

I love the article! You do amazing work and inspire me to try to do some new things! Thanks for sharing :-)

Createology said...

I really enjoyed reading your interview and thank you for sharing your passion. This twill fabric is quite an improvement with your over-dye treatment. You are amazing. Happy Valentine Hearts...

Jaly Can said...

.Great looking urban art. I am so glad to get a peek at it!

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