Enjoy with me my journey through retirement while I dabble here and there with my love of textiles, family, environment, friends, and all the little extras that come along.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
What if???.....A little experiment.
Not long ago I was wrapping a present with bright pink tissue paper and it was hot and my hands were a little damp - some of the dye from the tissue paper stained my fingers and a light bulb went off in my mind......What if......
I took out a small bundle of natural silk tops (undyed), put some water (only half cup) in a container and placed the threads in the water then put in a piece of the tissue paper (about a quarter of a sheet) - and voila - this is what happened within seconds.........beautiful pink silk threads. My only wish is I had some more papers. Will leave these for a few days and see if by ironing them with some Misty Fuse onto a backing they keep their colour. I will let you know the result.
Don't you love the colour - you can see a small piece of the original tissue on the left and the threads next to it. Think a trip to the $2 shops and see if I can pick up some more papers is on the cards to do. Such quick and cheap way of dying. No need to go down the mixing/stirring/measuring/wearing a mask way of dying little bits of stuff. I will have to try it on some fabric next and after heat setting will see if the colour stays or runs.
(Again my apologies for the missing photos - when they are found I will replace them).