Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Iron Craft Challenge: Conquer Your Fear
Here is something that I have been wanting to try and was somewhat ambivalent about because of my fear. Fabric Dying. I have seen it before with lots of cool ideas... snow dying salt dying, etc. Over the weekend I went to a retreat. One of the ladies in our group gave a class on fabric dying. I joined to give it a go as it is much easier to jump into something you are afraid about with someone holding your hand- is it not?
I still wasn't quite sure about it. Silly me. I LOVED it. While I do not have tons of money to jump right out and buy some dyes, I will be open to classes in the future. I think I may do some natural dying- beets and all and see what I came up with.
We used a cotton that is prepared or shall I say not prepared for dying (called PFD). It is natural cotton fabric without dyes or sizing or anything like that. If you use a Kona cotton for example, you will have to scour it to get any chemicals off of it that might be present.