Monday, April 25, 2016

Dying Fabric

Requirements for dying fabric for this weeks journey class. 

For both types of dying you will need white cotton. The more you have the more you can dye. 


You will need. 

Spray bottle
White vinegar
Trays- Ask your butcher for the black chicken trays they are perfect
Rusty objects

For the FABRIC DYING....- there is some preparation before you come. 

Cut your fabric into fat quarters or approx 20 x 20 inch pieces. 
Put warm water into a bucket and soak the fabric preferably overnight in washing soda. One good cup of washing soda to half a bucket of warm water is a good ratio. Agitate the fabric and then just leave it. Wring it out as much as possible to bring to the class. If anyone cant manage this let me know and I will do it for you but let me know by wed morning please. 

You will need

Strong plastic bags- they have some good ones in lidl they are large sandwich bags on a roll, but they are thick which is important. 
A bucket for carrying home the bags

If you want you can bring a few pegs, bands string and other things to play with to make pattern with the fabric and dye,

Dont forget Gloves, apron and maybe a black bag to put underneath the vessels you will be carrying home in the car.