Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Respirator selections for dyeing

OK, I started worrying a bit about fumes created when I heat polyester on the heat press, in addition to the dust from the dried dyes. And I found the following PDF: I plan to contact someone at 3M (if it’s possible) to be sure, but the guide indicates that an organic vapor cartridge should be worn when working with polyester resin for fiberglass. The chart is helpful anyway.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The look of Dimples

Had a request from JaJa on the DyersList to see what Andover's Dimples, white on white, looks like when hand-dyed. These fabrics are all sold, and I'm glad I took pictures. Now to make more! The difference between the printed and unprinted sides is striking - much more pastel where the printing ink resists the dye.
'Back of the fabric, with printed side folded over.

Detail of above

Close up

Snow dyed Dimples