This month we are dyeing with cords to color fabric. The cords have been impregnated with dye which when mixed with a solution of salt and warm water and boiled will transform your white pfd cotton into a vibrant piece of cloth. Be sure to protect your work space, clothing and hands from the dye. You may want to wear a mask as well. There are six colors of cording in your kit. You can use the colors randomly or be specific about blending the colors. Check your colors by cutting an end and placing it on a wet paper towel. You may want to tear your fabric into smaller pieces so that you can try different variations of cord placement.
Lay your cords on your fabric in any configuration you choose. You may use scotch tape to anchor the cords. We have placed them in an "X", in lines, and as snippets.
|Fold the outside edges to the center, repeat until you have a small bundle. Secure with rubber bands.|
|As you roll the fabric, tuck the length of cord into the roll. |
|Once rolled, twist and secure with rubber bands.|
|Enclose the snippets inside your "envelope" of fabric.|
|And then scrunch into a ball. Secure with rubber bands.|