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  • Dyeing with garden huckleberries

    Hey all, Not sure where to post this, so will just do it here. I have 2 5-gallon buckets full of these beautiful dark black purple berries. They are called garden huckleberries or wonder berries. and are related to tomatoes. I am not a dye-er, and don't really want to become one right now, but I...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by L.B. on 13 Sep 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    Thanks, Sandy. I have just finished the 2nd phase of the experimenting, and I have to iron the cheese cloth a bit. Not putting this one in the microwave. I will post new photos and notes on the 2nd part this evening sometime. I haven't done anything except 4 loads of wash today. I have to go do my...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by TheNeedler on 10 May 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    Oops Jim, about the scorching! I guess I should have said that when I nuke it, I nuke it with the fabric in the dye solution and clingfilm on top! Think of it like you would cook food. you need to be sure there is some water going on in there. The colver makes it so the steam stays in to dish. Some people...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Sandy Snowden on 10 May 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    I took the blue piece after it was nuked and dryed and dipped it into a white bowl of clear water. A faint tint of blue colored the water, so the color was not permanent completely. I have to experiment more to see just how fugitive the dye will be. Since I don't intend to use this fabri's for...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by TheNeedler on 10 May 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    Well the easter egg dye experiment went well, at least the first part. I put two tablet of Paas Easter Egg Dye in a two cup plastic Glad container with 3 tbsp. cold water and let them disolve. Next I added 6 tbsp white vinegar and stirred. Lastly, I added 1 cup of cold tap water. I cut the 36" wide...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by TheNeedler on 10 May 2009