Dyeing Calico – Blue and Purple

A few months ago I dyed some calico pink Over the weekend I dyed the other fabrics that I need for a project on my Christmas gift list.

Dye Before

I did it in 2 batches over the course of a day (how else does anyone spend their Sunday) Each batch of raw calico needed to be pre-washed then air dried until it was still damp before being put in the dye mixture and being stirred at intervals over an hour.

Dye After

Its not complicated to make just a tad messy if it gets everywhere but this time I was sure to wipe up spills as they occurred. I now have a multi coloured facecloth that I used to wipe up the spills. I like the colours. It should work out nicely for the project I have in mind.


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