I went to the fabric store and purchased some scarf fabric. I wanted to paint the scarves so I didn't pay attention to fiber content. Well, like any good woman, I have now changed my mind and I don't remember what kind of fabric they are. Normally at this point I would dump the fabric in a dye bath and soda ash and hope for the best. But thanks to some recent knowledge, I know better. I cut the selvedges off the two fabrics, added some dye and soda ash and ended with this:
Obviously one of the fabrics won't work with my MX fiber reactive dyes.
It's a good thing I didn't waste a lot of dye on it!
The other fabric is going to dye beautifully!
I'm looking forward to trying some new dye techniques on the fabric.
One of these methods I just learned in
Jane Dunnewold's "The Art of Cloth Dyeing"
class on Craftsy.
I bought the class and started watching it a few months ago and then got busy. I finally made some time and finished it up today. I've been dyeing fabrics for years but I still learned so much from Jane's class. I love that I can ask Jane questions and have her answer them. I can also see what others have asked and see their answers. Craftsy classes are a great platform. I really hope Jane will do more Craftsy classes. I know there is so much more I need to learn from her. I'll be posting my dyed scarves later in the week when they are out of the dye bath.