August 11, 2010

Dyeing experiment: threads

Although I don't know how to avoid the tangling from the threads during the final wash-out, I am very happy with the results:
mercerized cotton
From Dyed Fabrics & Threads

Finca Presencia no. 3
before and after
skeined and dyed
From Dyed Fabrics & Threads

The threads were pre-soaked in a soda solution for 20-30 minutes.
I used a direct application technique with plastic squirt bottles filled with Procion MX dyes.
For the application the threads layed on plastic film.
The size of the plastic film was big enough to wrap the threads in so they could be left to cure overnight.

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  1. Gorgeous colors!!!! Those will really add to any project.

  2. Great job on the thread dyeing. I might have to give that a try.ritzy

  3. kfstitcherAugust 11, 2010

    The thread is gorgeous! I keep thinking about dyeing fabrics.I really need to try it some time. While reading some of your older blogs I saw Fun-Fetti! LOVE IT! Karen

  4. Beautiful! I've thought of dyeing yarn before but hadn't thought to try thread! Yours is wonderful!

  5. Hoi Eugeni,
    Kom via via even kijken. Mooie kleuren is volgens mij goed gelukt.
    grt, Helmi


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