Hooray a week off to craft! So yesterday, I had a go at something I've been wanting to try for a long time.... dying fabric. I got some white cotton velvet in a sale some time back and this is the result. Plain colours to start off with -
.. and then random. These were done in a very similar way to using spray inks. The fabric was soaked in soda first - I think this is the fixative for the dye (you can see I'm not very knowledgeable yet!) and then I just sprayed dissolved dye crystals all over the fabric. It was a very wet day (lots of washing and rinsing) but I'm very pleased with my results so far.
And this morning this lovely little parcel arrived in the post as my winnings in a blog competition.
If you love stitching and you've never visited Karen Ruane's blog do go. Thanks Karen. Your little puffs are just beautiful!