My first small business was started back in 2003/2004 selling dyed hemp and organic cotton fabric by the yard, and handmade clothing made from those fabrics. I did solid dyed and what I termed "marinaded". Those days seem so long ago, but I recently tried my hand at it again again, and found my love for doing it hadn't died!
While I don't plan to start selling hand dyed fabrics again, I do plan to use a bit in our current collection at Sew BeYouTful. Soon you'll be able to purchase adult and child cocoon cardigans as well as layered/gathered circle skirts.
We will start by offering a one color- marinade (in avocado, rust, and eggplant) and a multi colored galaxy dyed. With these I used several different techniques ice-dye, low water immersion, and bleach dyeing. These are just our first runs after a long break, so am already figuring ways to make it better!
This is how we started:
This is halfway with the galaxy dyeing:
And these are the end results:
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