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Disappointingly, the dyed fabric came out more like 519 than 3843 - waay too light. I don't know if the liquid dye went bad or what (it was kind of lumpy; I've had it for a couple years), if I didn't use enough, if I used too much water, or what.

I got a packet of Tulip - Aqua powder dye (what I used for my Epic Mario fabric), which I know is a much brighter blue. Hopefully the combination of these two will come out close to right.
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yafashelli wrote:Share your fabric dye secrets! I was afraid that the color would come out funny, so I didn't even try!
Unfortunately I don't have any secrets; just trial and error. I try to follow the instructions on the label. Instead of using a sink though, I use a 5 gal bucket (the hardware store kind) and a big metal cooking spoon. I feel a bit like an old washerwoman stirring the steaming bucket. The re-dye is setting now, about to wash it, but this one is looking MUCH better. Ended up using the packet of Tulip - Aqua color, and also putting in a good squirt of the Tulip - Liquid Dye (Light Blue). In addition to the fabric being dyed with just the liquid dye to start with.

I'm thinking about selling hand-dyed fabrics on my etsy store; wondering if it would be worth doing? Really I've only played around with shades of blue, so I'd have pretty limited options.

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I can't wait to see pictures! I have to say that I think that using dye for the ocean is going to give it an almost 3-D look, which I love. :nod It's going to be awesome!

Hand dyed fabrics sell for quite a bit of money! I'd say try it, and see if people go for it. :) You can always say things like "Custom-made-per order", so that you're not sitting on tons of stock.

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Yeah; that's a good idea. Whenever someone orders something, I can make up a batch with some extras to have on hand.

Here's the final color! I'm super happy with it. It's 18 count; I think it's 36" x 45", so I've got lots of extra. I was hoping to be able to use some of the leftover for the Yoshi's Island mini map.
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Oh, it's PERFECT!!!!!! Great job! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

I can't wait to see the stitching!!!!

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Cheater :P
Current WIP: Super Mario World - Main Map (2/20 pages)

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Xanatos wrote:Cheater :P
And proud of it! :grin:

Here's a WIP from day 1. Started at the top in the middle (at the waterfall)
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I love it!!! :thumbsup:

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funkymonkey wrote:
Xanatos wrote:Cheater :P
And proud of it! :grin:

Here's a WIP from day 1. Started at the top in the middle (at the waterfall)
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Oh you would start where I'm up to just to rub that in as well :P
Current WIP: Super Mario World - Main Map (2/20 pages)

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funkymonkey wrote:
yafashelli wrote:Share your fabric dye secrets! I was afraid that the color would come out funny, so I didn't even try!
Unfortunately I don't have any secrets; just trial and error. I try to follow the instructions on the label. Instead of using a sink though, I use a 5 gal bucket (the hardware store kind) and a big metal cooking spoon. I feel a bit like an old washerwoman stirring the steaming bucket. The re-dye is setting now, about to wash it, but this one is looking MUCH better. Ended up using the packet of Tulip - Aqua color, and also putting in a good squirt of the Tulip - Liquid Dye (Light Blue). In addition to the fabric being dyed with just the liquid dye to start with.

I'm thinking about selling hand-dyed fabrics on my etsy store; wondering if it would be worth doing? Really I've only played around with shades of blue, so I'd have pretty limited options.
i would definitely buy hand dyed fabric from you, your colors seems to turn out so amazing! i dont know if i would have the patience to do it. easier to just give up the money! XD
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