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Old 03-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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So I've never done much dyeing before... Never did a tie-dye shirt for school or anything like that. I think I dyed my hair once? The closest I got is probably dyeing eggs for Easter. And looking back, I've always loved that part of the holiday - so why didn't I move to fabric dyeing sooner?

Anyway I've been wanting and wanting to dye fabric for some reason. Just got it into my head and couldn't get rid of it. I bought a bunch of Dylon from JA and had it sitting around. My only problem was that I really love the LWI look, and I didn't know if I could do it with Dylon.

So, found a sorta tut online, grabbed a yard of CV and went to work last night. Sorta making it up as I went along...

Before: Stark white CV
After: Planet Earth!













I think I'm going to make a baby blanket with it - for the mamas who love those kinds of blankets but aren't big bamboo fans for whatever reason. What do you think?

I really loved the ease of the Dylon (no additional additives were needed other than some salt). I know I'll probably "graduate" to the Procion dyes at some point but for ease of use, I'm a huge Dylon fan!!!

Anyone else want to share their Dylon love?

Okay, off for more dyeing.... TOLD you I'm addicted already!!!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Wow, that is beautiful!!!! Dylon is on sale at my local fabric store, I've so got to get some !!
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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That looks so nice mama!
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That's gorgeous! I've died quite a bit of stuff but never tried LWI. You've inspired me - I'll add it to my ever-growing list of things to do
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That is amazing.. I love how crackly it is! I want to roll in it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #7
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It looks like Planet Earth alright! Well done! It's awesome!
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Thanks so much mamas! I it. And it was just so stinkin' hassle-free. I love Dylon!
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That is so beautiful!!! I woudl love to have some of that!!
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Can you share how you did it?

I have a wrap I'd love to LWI dye, but I'm scared to dye such a large piece of fabric.
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