Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fabric Dyeing at the Palace...

All set up for fabric dyeing today...

The Palace kitchen is now a Dye Studio!

Kathi is joining me...

Let the games begin...

I am dyeing a 108 inch quilt backing...

108 inch Quilt Backing.....washed and dried

Amethyst and Azure Blue

Amethyst and Azure Blue.....washed and dried

Sky Blue and Power Berry

Azure Blue and Turquoise

Lemon Squeeze and Sky Blue

Last fall I soy waxed over hand dyes:

I cut a car sponge for hot wax stamping...

Soy Wax stamping on green hand dye...

Soy Wax stamping on orange-pink hand dye...

The soy wax fabrics are ready to be over-dyed...

Over-dyeing the pink soy wax fabric...

Over-dyeing the green soy wax fabric...

Green Fabric....washed and dried

Orange-Pink Fabric.....washed and dried

The cracks in the soy wax look great!

Our first day fabric dyeing at the Palace

 was a success!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. What fun!
    I love the green soy wax resist!!

  2. Especially ove the soy wax resist, and can't wait to try the cut sponge.
    Would you post the colors you used for the soy wax bases/overdyes - I'm getting a Dharma order going and would love to include them.

  3. What fun! I love your quilt backing.

  4. Hi Judy,

    I wish I could remember the dye colors I used for the first dye bath, but it was so long ago that I have no idea. If you start with a pastel color for the base, then over-dye it with a darker color, that should work just fine.
    Just dive in and give it a try! Something FUN always happens.
    LuAnn in Oregon

  5. Oh my god, I love your wax look!

    Greetings from Germany
    Susi Büntchen

  6. I love your batiks!! What fun! I was wondering where you got those really cool red wax melting pots. I'm looking for one myself and can't find anything suitable for the right price and have never seen anything like those. Thanks!

  7. Looks beautiful!! Wondering where you got those really cool red wax melting pots. I'm in need of one and those look perfect!! Thanks!

  8. Hi Charity,

    All of my melting pots and little pans came from thrift stores.


  9. The red melting pots came from the thrift store. I am amazed at how much I find here that is so useful for creating art.
    LuAnn in Oregon

  10. I use Pebeo Setacolors for painting over the soy wax. They have a starter 10 pack of paints that has a great variety of colors. Their 10 pack of shimmers is also wonderful.