I tried my hand at a fun project this weekend... dying velvet. If you've been here before, you know about my
For the pink, I tested a piece taken from a used bates bedspread. As you can see if the first photo, it started out as yellow, tan, and cream. The end result was a pretty mix of light and dark pink, orange, and yellow.
The next piece took a bath in teal. (If you give this a try, I suggest covering everything with a layer of plastic and towels and get yourself a cute pair of long rubber gloves.)
Once it reached the desired color, I hung it outside until it was just slightly damp.
Then I popped it in the dryer to fluff up the fibers.
And here is what this one looked like before,
Although I really like the original colors, especially the yellow, its nice to have the ability to create a piece of hard-to-find cut velvet in the color I want. :D
I hope to turn these pieces into small bags and pouches this week.
What about you, have you ever tried overdying fabric?