The End?

Jun. 28th, 2014 05:23 pm
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
[personal profile] laughingrat
Hi all--I am seriously thinking about deleting the Dyeing community. I suspect that the needs originally anticipated when I made the comm are being filled by other DW communities or by Ravelry. I wanted to give folks a last-minute chance to speak up if they feel it should remain as-is.

Best wishes,

Laughingrat
ursulas_alcove: 19th century engraving of a woman using a drop spindle (Default)
[personal profile] ursulas_alcove
This is how it turned out:

Christmas in July

Very reminiscent of cherry kool-aid.
ursulas_alcove: 19th century engraving of a woman using a drop spindle (Default)
[personal profile] ursulas_alcove
Yes, I think this community is worthwhile. Today I'm working with Jacquard dyes on wool. I'll let you all know how it turns out. I have trouble getting a real red. They usually end up pinkish. We'll see if Fire Red is really a red. The dyebath is heating up now.

Hello!

Jun. 10th, 2011 11:11 pm
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I only just found this community, and am wondering if people are interested in reviving it. I'm very new to dyeing, but the other day I did make this:

Three-quarter sleeve top tie-dyed in a mixture of purple and amethyst.

It's a plain white top from Cotton Traders, dyed with Procion MX; solid colour amethyst, then tied and overdyed with purple.

It's not quite perfect; I was worried about the purple getting under the string, so I wasn't vigorous enough in working the purple dye in to the parts between the ties. I think it looks pretty good though.

These tops are sewn with polyester thread (this type of dye doesn't take on artificial thread), but the effect of this remaining white is fairly subtle, and looks like it could be on purpose, so it doesn't bother me too much.

Anyone else done anything fun recently?

laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Default)
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For those of you using synthetic dyes and mixing up dyestock in advance, how long do you tend to keep it around? I'm guessing that conditions and time could degrade a solution's usefulness, although I might be using my solutions before it becomes an issue.

Seems like every book out there has something different to say about these matters! Probably as many opinions as there are dyers. :)
laughingrat: A detail of leaping rats from an original movie poster for the first film of Nosferatu (Lively Rats)
[personal profile] laughingrat
Yes, another fiber community! All kinds of craft-dyeing discussion are welcome here. The few ground rules are pretty commonsense, and can be read on the community's profile page. Join in and have some fun!

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