Sunday, January 24, 2010

Luscious Velvet

The other day I decided to try my hand at dyeing velvet. My friend Chris over at Dye Candy inspired me to try it. I only did small pieces since I have never done it before but I do love the way they turned out. I have more fabric scoured and more fabric batching right now. I'm hoping to get some larger pieces dyed soon. It really is a mess to dye the velvet as it shreds and it also fuzzes, as I opened my dryer door I was greeted with a faceful of fuzz. I got the vacumn out and got it cleaned up and decided to run the dryer again to see just how much more fuzz there was and yes there was alot more but it didn't all fall in my face when I opened the door this time. The velvet is a silk rayon fabric I just love the way it shimmers, these pieces would be great for applique.


  1. These are gorgeous! Is this the same kind of velvet you would make a dress out of?

  2. OMG! Those are just stunning. Outstanding colors!