A lot of my little business now is custom dyeing. I LOVE custom dyeing things and I love hearing what people are doing with the fabric. The most unusual recent one was fabric that will be the color behind a tempered glass mosaic backsplash. I hope to see pictures of that one soon. Here's one artist who does mosaic with tempered glass.......who knew!
All of my dyeing last week was custom work so I thought I'd share these 2 projects.
This one was 8 12' x 20" pieces of fabric for table runners. The woman bought them to make table runners for her Dad's 80th birthday party. She picked the Color Wheel Cool gradient and we adjusted the colors (removed 3) to fit the narrower fabric. I think these are going to make for a spectacular banquet table display.
Even more interesting to look at is this 108" square wholecloth. Normally I dye these for quilt backs but I know that this one is going to be a quilt front for a teenager's bed. Her high school colors are red, white and blue.
To make this I fold the fabric in 4ths and tie a spiral. The trick is to be sure to put on enough dye so that it soaks through all layers. This one is one of the best I've done.....in my opinion.
I do all of my dyeing on Wednesday and orders are ready to ship the following Monday. If you ever need something custom dyed Tuesday is the perfect day to order.
Today I'm dyeing a couple of fabrics for myself in addition to the normal weekly stuff. I always feel like I'm cheating when I do that.