Dying fabric is a messy and somewhat time consuming project. But it's always so satisfying once the fabric is washed, dried, and ironed. I mixed seven cups of dye: yellow, pink, aqua, green, purple, orange, and a blue/black. Then I spread the fabric I painted a couple of weeks ago out on a tarp in our garage. At this point, I had already pre-wet the fabric and dipped it into a solution of water, salt, and soda ash.
Next came the fun, messy, sloppy part. I drizzled the different dyes all over the fabric. No planning. No preciseness. No problem.
The final step was to sprinkle the fabric with rock salt, hoping for some cool striations.
Who knows how this will turn out! I usually dye small pieces of fabric in ziplock baggies, so this is an experiment (or adventure, depending on how you look at it). I'll let it sit like this overnight, or until dry. Then on to the rinsing! I'll keep you posted.
2 days ago