Yes, I had disposable gloves. And I used up 3 pairs. BUT! I hate not being able to feel what I'm doing so every so often I'd rip them off and so.....I now have alien-colored fingers on my right hand.
I plan on stitching up some pixies for Nora Corbett's collection. This particular fabbie I'm coloring is for BLUEBELL.
Materials used for this particular project:
1. Aida fabric in 16ct. (I'm still avoiding linen for now).
2. Thread (that I used to grid the borders of the fairy pattern).
3.Needle (that I used to sew the thread with---duh).
4. Crepe Paper (yup! Not DYE. Just plain ol' school project type crepe paper).
5. A bowl of water.
6. A rug/newspaper/board/plastic (whatever you want to protect your table--in my case, my bed---as always).
First, I gridded my fabric so I know exactly where the fairy will be WITH THREAD. Then..with my washable marker, I marked where her waist and head would be... that was going to be my "highlight".
Then, after protecting my surface, I placed my fabric on top of it and got my bowl of water ready.
I cut parts of the crepe paper, dipped it into the bowl and sponge-applied it to my fabric. Yellow as my center...branching out in shades of pink, then purple then blue.
Can you imagine bluebell here? I can.
Good luck to me when I can finish it though.
Here are some pics that may help inspire you folks who have never dyed before (uhhh... all of us? we're still alive....) or are scared to DYE.
|Grid your border with thread. Though I marked places with my washable marker (too lazy). I needed to know where the waist and torso would be.|
|Crumpled newly wet crepe paper.|
|Sponging the color on.|
|Darker color on the bottom to mimic the ground (purple coz it's a magical land).|
|End result after it got rinsed.|