Dyeing Photos

Here we are. The photos.

The ones which came out best were those dyed using the cotton pima pfd from Lunn Fabrics. I bought 8 yards – as much as they could fit in one of those UPS envelopes, and it’s the best fabric I’ve ever used! Yummy. I envy you Americans…

This is about 2 yards long:

space dyed fabric

Here is a detail:


And another:


Here is another piece of a similar length:

space dyed fabric

And a detail:


In contrast, this is some sheeting fabric which I bought and scoured, which looked of a similar quality to the above until I used it. It didn’t take up as much of the dye at all:

washed out looking dyed piece

More anon! The screen, by the way, is still drying, although I have now taken off all the accessories to help it dry quicker underneath. Under the bubblewrap is still very wet. I obviously put it on too thick there.

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3 Responses to Dyeing Photos

  1. Valeri January 12, 2006 at 4:22 pm #

    Lovely pieces Liz. It looks to me as if it is all to do with mercerisation. Mercerised fabric will always take the dye better and look stronger.

  2. Leanne Hurren January 12, 2006 at 8:31 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous Liz. Can you tell us a bit more about how you dyed the fabric. Did you use procion dye? I might have to order some of that farbic – it has taken the dye fantastically.

  3. Mary Manahan January 13, 2006 at 3:00 pm #

    Too beautiful, Liz!!!!! Keep us posted about the screens…