Monday, March 22, 2010

Using Easter Egg dyes for Lace

Well, all the packages of easter egg dye that I had are in the mail and arriving at their destinations.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment to enter the giveaway - I had enough dye to send to most of you.  For those who signed up too late, the dyes will soon be on sale for Easter and after Easter they are a real bargain! 
I thought I would share a photo of a lace motif I dyed using the easter egg dyes.  As you can see, they are bright!  lol  Sometimes, though, this is just what you need for a project like this one - my honking orange bag.
Also, thought it might be useful to share how I used these.  Basically I just followed the directions on the package, dissolving the dye tablet in water and vinegar as directed.  When the lace was the colour I wanted I took it out and rinsed it until the water ran clear.  Let it dry then set the dye by ironing the lace and that's all there is to it!  Very easy and fun!

3 comments:

Karen said...

Kerry,
Loving the color of this butterfly!! I am glad that you shared it!! Can't wait to play!!

Laura Bray said...

I just did a post about using egg dye too! How funny. I found you via Craft Gossip-I'm way behind on looking at everything on my emails, but I'm glad I found your blog. Seems like we have a lot in common. Craft-wise at least!

Susan said...

Love orang! thanks for posting on how you use the dyes. I am still amazed that you can use these. Yep you just never know! Thanks Kerry