is a process that I will be doing very much of in the future. I attended an hour long dyeing workshop - Dyeing of Complements where we learnt a little bit about dyeing and dyed some fabric using two colours from opposite sides of the colour wheel.
We started off just using the pure colour (green and purple) and then added varying amounts of each colour until we had nine cups of dye, added the mordant, then scrunched up the fabric and put it in small zip-lock bags and then very carefully poured the cup of dye into each bag, sealed it tight and mooshed it around to thoroughly wet the fabric with the dye.
We were given another plastic bag to put the baggies in for safe transport home, and told that we could rinse (and rinse, and rinse) the dye from the fabric the next day or safely leave it for about a week before rinsing the dye out. I chose to leave mine in the baggies for a couple of days until I had a bit more time to deal with them.
I did the workshop because I wanted to find out more about the dyeing process without having to go to the expense of buying a whole lot of dyes, equipment etc. I don't think I will be taking up this sort of dyeing as it uses a LOT of water to rinse the fabric and I just can't bring myself to waste that amount of water.
The fabrics aren't quite as bright as the photo indicates although the green is quite bright, it was also the only colour that didn't have the blotchy effect on the fabric. I think I might use this fabric to experiment with surface embellishment and then perhaps turn the result into journal covers.