I offered to dye this very long and wide fabric for school. I think it was about 8m long and it was 280cm wide. It was folded in half to create two very long rainbow pieces when it was cut in half, so it was 140cm wide. I folded it back and forth like a fan in order to get it into a managable size to dye.
Here it is drying on the back deck
It looks so much better when it was put to its intended use!
And I said I had some dyes to give away...
Back when Dylon relaunched their Hand dyes range a nice gentleman from a PR company asked me if I'd like to try the dyes. I said yes, but then you know life got in the way. That pesky home renovation (yes, I will show some finished photos soon)! He sent me three beautiful colours. But...I am a dyer. I am a chemist. I like to be in control. I like to know exactly how much dye I use. I like to play with thickeners. I like to do my soda ash separately. I add some other hocus pocus chemicals to my dye solutions. (and if you are going to dye on a regular basis, it is cheaper to buy dyes without fixative). So I've never used them.
They are a fuschia, turquoise and a violet. They would work well if you wanted to use them together or look beautiful used individually.
Would you use them? Would you like them? (I will only post these in Australia.)
Leave me a comment telling me what you'd like to do with them! I'll pick a winner randomly on Saturday evening sometime.