I’ve been a dyer for over 30 years now. It’s not all of what I do. It’s never really been the focus of what I do. But my work would have been much less rich without it.
I’m also incapable of measurements. Not in cooking, not in dyeing, not in any way. If you just can’t pour it in and hope for the best it’s probably not going to happen on my watch. Soups and stews, yes. Much better at bread than cake. It’s all a dyslesics view of the measuring cup. It’s a sugguestion, a guideline. Don’t ask for accuracy.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t love experiments.So I was delighted when I got a package of Heat and Shape.
I’ve pasted in the information for you. Of course, it never occurred to me to do trapunto.
cut with scissors or a rotary cutter and, prior to heating, can easily be sewn through using standard
needles and thread. Due to the nonwoven nature of Heat & Shape it will not fray at the edges like
Ideal as a hidden stiffener to add stability and crispness to handbags, tote bags and
placemats. Let your imagination run wild with fanciful masks, costumes, millinery, boxes, bowls, flowers
and ornaments. Heat & Shape is mold and mildew resistant and is machine washable and dryable.
Quilt Heat & Shape into some of your favorite fabric, lightly steam and you have what we call
When I got done they were fearfully white. But they were polyester. It’s been a long time since I played with Rit, but Rit is one of the dyes that is formulated for all kinds of fibers.
It was like my old college days. We used what we had.At that time Rit was it. Rit responds to vinger, salt and heat and I used a lot of both of those. I put it in the Crockpot and left it for two days. It remains to be seen whether the mix of purple and green made that brown or whether I singed them. But they are very, very fall like.
They’re currently pinned to the Cidada quilt that is in process on top. I’m excited to see what they’ll look like with veining and stitching all over them.
You’ll find Heat and Shape at InnovativeCrafts.Com. Even though it’s polyester, we’ve proved it will dye with heat, salt vineger and Rit. Although, there’s a rumor that it could be made in rayon. Which would dye with cold water procions. The mad scientist in me is completely overjoyed.