Dyeing 103 – The Color Wheel(s)
Last Friday, I had the house all to myself for the entire day.
This meant play day, all day long for me.
I decided that it would be a great day to dye fabric.
The first project for this class is to use 3 primary colors to dye 12 different colors and make a color wheel.
I started with 3 yards of a White on White Feather Print and divided it into 12 Fat Quarters.
The smaller squares attached to each piece (they were attached all the way through the dye process) started as a solid white muslin so that I could also get the result of dyeing the plain white without having to do an entire piece, right now.
As I was pressing these finished fat quarters, I was thinking about the White Snowflakes on White Fabric that I recently saw at my LQS, and how much I would like colorful snowflake fabric, too.
I just had to make a small project using the new fabrics!
(Not the best fabric/project combo, but it was fun to make.)
The flower is from the book Aunt Millie’s Garden.
I digitized the flower for machine embroidery and used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut the applique pieces.
Even though I used the same dye stock for each fabric, I made a color wheel for each one to record the difference between plain fabric and printed fabrics, as well as the subtle differences between the concentrations of the dyes on the same fabrics.
Play time is such a fun way to learn!