Sunday, August 9, 2009

Parfait Dyeing

I do have one more vacation to post about, but I thought that I'd get some art stuff on first. This is the other thing that I like to do during the summer time when the kids are home: fabric dyeing. I can set up the tables in the back yard as dyeing stations, and be out there with the kids while they play.


This time, a couple of friends and I played around with "parfait dyeing", which is a layering method of one fabric and color on top of another. The colors seep down to the bottom layers to create wonderful effects!



I am totally addicted, and have another trick up my sleeve that I will show in a couple of weeks when I get some new supplies in. Meanwhile....check these out! Which is your favorite?

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

I lvoe them all but I think the 3ed one is my favorite!

peggy said...

My favorite is the green one but I also like the bottom blue one. Looks like a lot of fun, thanks for sharing. Peggy

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth!!
I jsut yesterday had my first fabric dyeing experience and we used the parfait method as well!! I love how all of yours turned out and I can't wait to do more!! check out my blog to see my results!!
What a blast!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Oooohhh1!!! I love the lime green and orange.

Beena said...

I like them all!

Doreen K. said...

My fave is the lime green and orange one. Is there a book with how to.

Karoda said...

I'm digging the 3rd and 5 images.

Brenda said...

hard to pick I LOVE them all...each one is sooo beautiful!!
hugs
Brenda

yvonne said...

I'm going to have to try this. They are so unique and lovely. It's hard to pick a favorite but I think the one with the purple and blue is my favorite.

La Dolce Vita said...

this looks fabulous! I have to try it! what kind of dyes are you using?

Elizabeth in NM said...

I use Procion fiber reactive dyes from Dharma Trading Company. They make a permanent bond with the fabric, and are pretty user friendly. Give it a go!