I had a lot of fun with RIT DYE!
I learned a few things about fabric and dye along the way …
I tried some new things and took some chances, and learned lots of fun techniques.
I did all my dye work in … MASON JARS. I used an electric kettle, salt, and just jars. Yes, I crammed all the fabric into MASON JARS. I saved the leftovers to dye coffee filters and whatever else I can get my hands on because … I’m hooked!
I just can’t tell you how fun it is to go from white to bright. You can tie your fabric, scrunch it, wrap it, lay them together when they’re wet and get some transfer going, you can just try whatever you want!
It is not nearly as messy as I expected, I did it all in my kitchen with only one minor mishap. I sloshed a little and didn’t realize dye had gotten on the outside of one of the jars. It left a ring. Magic Eraser took it off. YAY!
So I have a lot of fabric, and I also dyed coffee filters and some fibers.
With some of the fabric strips, I created the Book Cover for a Planner, and a Book Mark.
Supplies to Create Book Cover and Book Mark:
Rit Dye has a fantastic Color Guide – click the image above to see how that works. These are the colors I used in my project.
- cherry red
- kelly green
- sunshine orange
- lemon yellow
- denim blue
Wood Buttons from Buttons Galore & More, Moda Jelly Roll Strips and Solids (Amazon.com), Assorted Fibers (from by stash), Sticky Back Canvas (Claudine Hellmuth – Ranger) and Beacon’s Fabric Glue (Buttons Galore & More), Charms from Want2Scrap
How I Did That:
You can see how I mixed my dye above. I washed all the fabric, detangled it and ironed it. The ironing does mute the colors a bit – I like the washed out look. I tore and wove strips that I had dyed in the colors above. I applied the fabric to sticky back canvas (Claudine Hellmuth – Ranger), using Fabric Glue to make sure it was secure. I wrapped my book, being sure to leave the spine free so it doesn’t tug when the book is opened fully.
For the bookmark I took a strip and cinched it with dyed fibers and torn strips of cloth and a Wood Button from Buttons Galore. I strung a few charms from Want2Scrap. The fabric strip just lays across the desired page and lays over the front of the book.
Be sure to stop by and see all the projects that the Button Bevy and Friends have created.
- Buttons Galore
- Laura Kelly
- Allie Gower (you are here)
- Laura Bray
- Tracy McLennon
- Niki Meiners
- Angie Holden
- Melony Bradley
- Holly Gagnon
- Meg Webber
- Me and My Peeps
- Doll Diaries
- Laura Kelly for Rit Dye
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Later in the week I’ll be sharing a fun canvas using flowers that I made from dyed coffee filters.
Bloggers’ note: Our team was provided with product from Rit Dye and I received funds to purchase items to dye. I have tie dyed in the past, but wanted to try something new. I love the liquid dyes and would highly recommend them.