Saturday, February 25, 2017

Fabric Dyeing.....Microwave Style

The Permission 2 Play group 

gathered together to 

Dye Fabric in the Microwave!

Just a couple of minutes in the microwave...

your fabrics are dyed and ready to wash and dry!

The microwave heats them well above 

140 degrees.

MX Fiber Reactive Dye Powder

Pre-Mixed Dye Concentrates

2 tsp dye powder to 8 ounces water

Pre-Mixed Soda Ash

also from Dharma Trading

Let's unpack and get ready for class...

The students will be dyeing:

Flour Sack Dish Towels

Fat Quarter sized Fabric

Bamboo Socks

22 students in class today

Everyone was having so much FUN

we didn't get many photos taken 

during class.....sorry.

Here is Kae with her flour sack dish towel

66 fiber items were dyed in a 3 hour class...

The students took their dyed items home 

in ziploc baggies.

At home, they washed them in hot water 

and dried them.

I hope they bring them to class next month for

show 'n tell so we can see what they created!

Want to learn more about 

low-water immersion dyeing?

This book and DVD by Ann Johnston 

is an excellent reference.

Please join us for our next class:

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 1:00

Quilted Zipper Bags

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop

Philomath, OR

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.

No experience is necessary to participate.

All supplies are provided for the students.

Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Kathi Borrego
Debbie van der Sommen
LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks for the support of:

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR
Mary's River Quilt Guild
Donations made by private individuals
Good Samaritan Hospital
Samaritan Regional Cancer Center
Corvallis Clinic Oncology
Project H.E.R.

You make this class possible!


Lynda said...

Love this! I've been wanting to buy a microwave for my dye studio, and now I will just have to! Love that book too.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

You do so many fun projects! I love all that you do and that you share so much! You are an inspiration LuAnn and a sweetheart too. If I lived in Oregon, I would ask you to adopt me, lol!!!!!! Then I could play in your shed!

Gill said...

What fun! I've never used a microwave for dyeing!