Sunday, June 03, 2007

More dyeing

I've been experimenting with more dyeing this weekend.
The first set of samples are scrim that has been dyed using Brusho Powder.
I heard about this method some years ago but never got around to trying it.
I bought a box of 24 colours from Rainbow Silks. They have turned out really well and so easy to do. The colours stayed the same even after drying. Obviously I haven’t rinsed them but for the project I have in mind washing will not be an option so it doesn’t really make much difference.



I used kitchen towel to mop up the excess paint. The colour isn’t quite so bright on these after drying but Acrylic Wax or Gel Medium will soon alter that.



This is how my washing line looked this morning.
I dyed more scrim, muslin and cotton velvet with Procion MX dyes. Wonderful colours.

This is the scrim and muslin waiting to be ironed.


And this is the cotton velvet.


Just look at these two colours together, Brilliant Pink and Brilliant Turquoise.

Now I've just got to get around to doing something with all these pieces of fabric!

23 comments:

Susan D said...

Wow Lynda you have been a busy girl. What glorious colours can't wait to see what you do with them. I was going to order some things from Rainbow silks next week but I can see I'm going to have to add Brusho powders to my list.

Vicki W said...

What great colors! I particularly like the photo of the "laundry"!

Jacquelines blog said...

The colours are very bright and warm. looks great!

Fran├žoise said...

Your colours look wonderful.
And yes, now I want to see what you do with all this!

StegArt said...

This entire post is so drool-worthy! Oh my gosh, look at all that luscious color. A clothesline never looked better.

Joanna van said...

These colors look so bold. Love em!
Joanna

Doreen G said...

Beautiful --beautiful --no matter what you do with them it will be out of this world--
BTW can I have the scraps---Te He

Sue B said...

I wish my clothesline looked that good today! that pink and turquoise together is smashing!

Papoosue said...

What a feast for the eyes! These are almost edible aren't they? Gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask where you get your scrim and cotton velvet for dyeing?

Micki said...

Oh my gosh. These are just scrumptious. The clothesline shot is wonderful with all those colors.

Carol said...

Fabulous results with both Brusho and Procion, the colours are so intense, love the washing line picture, wonder what the nieghbours thought :)

Alis said...

Such wonderful colours.
The washing line is a piece of art in it's own right.

Carol said...

Wow! Lovely colours Lynda. I have never tried dyeing with brusho, actually I have never heard of it before now. They look great.

Angelcat said...

Your washing line looks great with all of those lovely colours. I need to do some dyeing as mine is only ever filled with greying undies and holey teatowels (probably more info that you really wanted, lol!)

Carol said...

These are delishious! I can't wait to see what you do????

Sarah said...

what luscious, yummy colors!!!

Susan said...

Hi!
I'd like doing laundry if my clothesline looked as happy as yours! Quite lovely.
Susan

Dianne said...

Love all bright, bold colours!! Now that's a great looking clothes line...

MargaretR said...

Oh, wow, Lynda. I have never seen so much beautiful colours all together. We all wants some scrim like yours.

SuZ said...

ooohhhhhh....... love love love all that yummy color.........

Helen in the UK said...

Fabulous colours :)

Barbara said...

wonderful colours! i love them all!

neki desu said...

great colors! and cool clothesline. can i have one like that please?:)

neki desu