Saturday, May 01, 2010

dye bleach hydrogen peroxide

I dyed this fat quarter a week or so ago. I have been trying to dye with indigo and orange (procion) but struggle with the mud effect. This one wasn't too bad if a little boring. I cut the piece in two and pole wrapped half, then added full strength bleach (domestos). I only left the bleach on for a couple of minutes, rinsed and dunked the fabric into a bucket of water with hydrogen peroxide 3% (about 125mls to 2 litres of water) to neutralise the bleach.

This one was a mixture of orange rust and brown rose, and was subtle to say the least. I pole wrapped 1/2 of the fatQ, soaked it in a bucket of water and then sponged the neat bleach on and left it for 15 minutes. Rinsed and neutralised. I guess this one will be overdyed too...

2 comments:

yarngoddess said...

Great job on the first one - colors are great. Second one needs some metallic gold. Or something....

Good to get something done, isn't it?

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautful. I admire people who can dye. I have no interest in it at all. BUt that could change.