Crewel dyeing

May 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm 2 comments

A pun is always fun, no animals were injured in the dyeing process!!!

I have been dyeing white fabric with tea and coffee to get a base for my major piece in the Crewel Embroidery Intermediate class for the Embroiderer’s Guild.

The photos below show the varying colours depending on the strength and length of time in the dyes:

L to R: strong tea 10 mins, weak tea 1 minute, coffee in & out, coffee 2 mins.

L to R: white fabric, strong tea 10 mins, weak tea 1 minute, coffee in & out, coffee 2 mins.

I have decided to go with the 2 minute coffee fabric which tones best with the silver, aubergine and black which will frame the crewelwork.

Once I have it drawn up & laced to the frame I will post more pictures.

Now off to make up some samples of printing on fabric techniques for the GeeTAG meeting this weekend.



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maggi  |  May 8, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Lovely results and I am amazed at how blue they have turned out.

    • 2. carlseapatch  |  June 10, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Not really blue, must have been the winter light


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