Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dying Fibers Tutorial

I like to dye my fibers and lace trim to match my projects and it it very easy to do so......

all my fibers were bought at garage sales I payed 4 dollars for all the fibers and lace trip

you see.

I use stampin up reinkers to dye my fibers..
first I cut all my fibers and lace about 2 to 3 feet in lengh


Next I use this muffin pan and add about half a cup of water to each section..




then I add about 6 or 8 or 10 drops of reinker depending on how dark I want my color.
then I start with the largest in size piece of lace and put 1 2 to 3 foot piece in each color
and let it to sit for about half hour to and hour again depending on how dark you want your color.


then I move on te the next biggest piece of fiber and do the same thing



and so on.......now remember different fibers soak up the dye differently so you time may not alawys be the same.

I have found that drying your fibers on papertowels pulls out some of your color, so dont do it like I did here I have since started letting them dry on my craftmat

for storage I made a file on my pazzles for ribbon cards


then cut them out on my pazzles



I cut them out of file folders which are stiffer.
punched a hole in the corner and put them on a ring added my dry fibers and here is the final project. I did a bunch of different colors so I would have colors to mach all my stampin up papers and ink. I now have 2 large rings full.






























































































































































2 comments:

Gina said...

I just love this idea! I never thought to die my own lace, thanks so much for the idea! Now, I need to find a garage sale!!!!!!!!!
Gina

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I Love your Ideas, I make my own flowers and die them, but matching ribbon,etc. is super
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