Saturday, January 24, 2009

Discharge Samples

Just received fabrics from Robert Kaufman. The photo shows four fabrics, labelled by maker and fabric type. All were tied the same way and were discharged in a hot (but not boiling) Thiox bath for varying amounts of time. The Radiance (cotton-silk blend) is pinned back to show both faces of the fabric. The Panda is a cotton-bamboo blend. I sponge-painted a large piece of it (50+" square) with Thiox in print paste, and washed it out in the sink. It has a lovely softness, and I understand will get softer with more washing.

I have these fabrics on my website in both black and PFD white, except the Blank black, which is available from my local shop, Quilter's Remedy. See the links at right to go to the DippyDyes site or to their site. Robert Kaufman wants purchases of $1500 per year for me to keep getting wholesale prices, so if I can sell some yardage to other dyers, it will help - thanks.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i checked out your dippydye site and am wondering what you charge per yard for the panda cloth
paula@magpienet.biz

Anonymous said...

also wondering if you have samples using bleach rather than just the thiox
paula@magpienet.biz

Lisa in Penna said...

Hi Paula - the Panda is $7.20 per yard; a little higher if you order less than a yard. I did not sample with bleach yet. I wanted to try the Radiance right away, and because of the silk content, could only use the Thiox. Good point - I'll have to post those results soon! - Lisa

Deb said...

I'll probably order some of the Panda as well when things settle down around here. I'll let you know, mean while if you do bleach samples post a quickly as you can, I'm so curious! Thanks for offering these fabrics for us!