Welcome to my Fabric Shop, Dye, Quilt, Dye!
Quilting has been my passion for years and then I discovered dyeing my own fabric and it has come close to replacing quilting in my life. The good thing about quilting is that I can then use it up my own hand dyed fabric by making quilts and then I need to dye more fabric. It becomes a never ending cycle.
I have worked through a number of prepared for dyeing fabric and am currently using Hoffman 100% cotton lawn. I really like how the fabric feels and looks after the dyeing process. As for the dyes I use, they are Fiber Reactive Procion MX Dyes and produce wonderfully bright colours on the Hoffman fabric I use. I do not use pre-mixed colours from the dye manufactures, all my colours are mixed from the pure dyes that are available.
I primary use a low-water-immersion technique that can produce a light texture to a heavy texture depending on how much manipulation I apply. I can work with you to get the type and amount of texture you would like.
Procion MX Dyes are both light fast and wash fast. I do a through wash and rinse of my fabrics and should be colour fast. However, I do recommend that you do a test of the fabric in the method you expect to wash your finished project. I also recommend using a colour catcher when you wash your finished project just to make sure to sop up any loose dye that might be around.
You can check out my blog over at blogspot- dyequiltdye.blogspot.ca