When I dyed my fabric, I also dyed some embroidery floss for use in hand stitching. For a few years, I have been using Melanie Testa's technique as explained in her Inspired to Quilt book. This time I decided to do it a little bit differently.
Recently, in one of the Quilting Arts magazines, Testa wrote an article with Carol Soderlund about dyeing floss. I decided to try Soderlund's approach in conjunction with Testa's approach. I dyed some solid colors to match the fabrics (but not all of them) and some variegated.
Here are the solid colors.
And here are the variegated. A few are very subtle.
With Soderlund's approach, you place a hank of floss on top of a piece of fabric when dyeing. I believe the thinking behind that is that the fabric absorbs the extra dye so the floss is not sitting in a puddle of dye where the colors could be become all muddy. And you also have a dyed piece of fabric. It's like two for one.
I used some small pieces of fabric I had. Some were already a color, some were not. This is what those fabrics look like.
I'm not sure what I will do with them but they are interesting. I liked my combo approach to dyeing the floss this year.