Friday Dyeday 1 lucky friday the 13th

I wanted to post a couple of pics about the quince dye. I’m delighted to say that I got 2 great colors! They are very similar but the one on the right is a bit pinker from the flowers. I don’t know if you can tell that from this photo. I haven’t done the mordant yet because of the darn taxes, but I always work better under pressure and hopefully it will all get done today.I may do another batch of each or just add more water to the sticks to see if I can get a darker brew. oh fun!

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17 Responses to Friday Dyeday 1 lucky friday the 13th

  1. Curls & Q says:

    So excited to see the quince dye!! Can’t wait to see how the fabric dyes. And, don’t think I don’t see your gingko pattern hiding in the top picture!!

  2. Laura says:

    Dude I am bringing home a whole wardrobe of things to dye this summer (maybe I’ll make one last trip to the bins!) Quince dye is COOL; also, looks like a very fine tea.

  3. evaginnell says:

    Sounds exactly like my kind of fun. There is sooo much, though, that I still don’t know and want to explore in terms of possible dye stuffs…just got India Flint’s Eco Colour in the mail and am intrigued at the amount of information in that book.
    I really like you “stained-glass” curtains out of fabric scraps, by the way. Wonderful!

  4. evaginnell says:

    This looks exactly like my kind of fun, too! I am such a beginner, though, and there seems to be so much dyestuff out there…endless possibilities! I also really like your “stained-glass” curtains out of fabric scraps, wonderful colors.

  5. pennross says:

    So my Dyeing Guru, I have a pair of wool shoes that are an ugly biege color (and getting uglier as time goes on), but they are extremely comfortable. Is it possible to dye them with some kind of wool dye or do I just buy a box of purple sharpies?

    • marjorie says:

      ha ha Penny You are kind and funny what a good combination! You can get little bottles of very thinned out fabric paints. They work like dyes and are incredibly colorfast when heat set. Maybe you could throw the shoes into the dryer to heat set them. I will post a picture of them with the name brands on the labels. I’ve used them for years with great results. I Love your calla lilies.

    • marjorie says:

      Deka is the name of the paint I think. Have you used it?

      • pennross says:

        No I haven’t seen Deka but I will look for it. Craft supply or on-line? In any case thank you so much for the reply and the info. I’d love to make those old shoes a deep cherry red or anything other than the dirty brown/beige they are now.
        Your natural dyes, btw, are sooo very cool. I love that you’re working on that.

      • marjorie says:

        Hi Penny,
        Sorry I gave you the wrong name the paint is
        Dye-na-flow and it’s made by Jacquard. It comes in a little size and a big one. the color is concentrated and goes a long way. I will post a picture now.

  6. Donna says:

    Lovely! Did you happen to see the big feature in the NYtimes….I think last Sunday about natural vegetable dyes? I pulled it aside for you…..but can’t seem to find it now.

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