Friday, February 17, 2012

Playing With Dye

Even with all my volunteer work for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, I found some time to take an online dye class from Candy at Candied Fabric Classes. Even though I have been a hand dyer for almost 15 years, I never learned to dye fabrics by weight. This class teaches that method. Candy has written excellent instructions and provided them in a PDF format so we can print them out and have them close by while working on the class projects.
Here are the supplies for the first triad of colors to make swatches.
The 66 fabric swatches are 5" square and each has it's own dye formula to follow.
Here are 11 of the cups after adding dye and fabric to them.
Here is the entire stack of 66 cups, they will batch for at least 24 hours and then I can rinse them out.


  1. Hope you're enjoying yourself! I see you got ahold of some ahem "specimen" cups! They really are the perfect thing for this!!! I love those trays you have holding the cups...what are they?

    Don't you love seeing all the different hues??? It's so exciting! :-)

  2. Where did you get your cups from? I wished I had 66 cups, I have half the amount. lol Love the tray system you have also. Can't wait to see them finished.