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I was bit by the dyeing bug and now I'm completely hooked. For me, this is even more addicting that cute fitted and AIO's.<br><br>
Take a look:<br><a href="http://homepage.mac.com/jmreinke/PhotoAlbum11.html" target="_blank">My Rainbow Prefolds</a><br><br>
It took more time that I thought (since I didn't know what I was doing), but it was sooo much fun. I really didn't mean for the colors to come out so dark/vibrant, but I was pretty tired when I did this and that is what happened.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Janette~ Holy cow are those gorgeous!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> Did you do it w/ the procion dyes from Dharma??? You did a fabulous job. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Wow what beautiful colors!!! I just ordered my first dozen prefolds...looks like I have a new project to play with!!! You said it took longer than you thought....how long (say to do a dozen pfs)?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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WOW those are just BEAUTIFUL!! I am so very jealous! I want I want I want!! VERY VERY cute! (kiddo too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">) I love seeing all these pretty prefolds. I really need to get pictures of the ones I tie dyed up! Very impressive! GOOD JOB MAMA!
 

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Wow!! Those are so gorgeous!!
 

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WOW!!!!!<br>
GOOD JOB<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
Those look beautiful<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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terrific job! Wowzas!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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Those are beautiful! What kind of dye did you use? How did you do it? I've just decided to use prefolds, and I'd love to make them less boring.
 

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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> them!<br>
BEAUTIFUL!!!!<br>
Wow - I LIKE the fact that they are so vibrant!<br>
Thanks for sharing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 

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Thanks for all your kind words. It really means a lot to me.<br><br>
Basically, I just used 3 colors from Dharma and used those to dye the color wheel. It took longer than I expected because my only other experience with dyeing is with low water immersion dyeing, and you can just let that sit in that type of dyeing. With the vat dyeing, in order to get an even color, you have to stir a lot. So, what took longer was the fact that the dye baths had to be stirred almost constantly instead of just being able to let them sit and I could do something else.<br><br>
I did the red/purples/yellows (8 colors) on one day and that took 4 hours or so, and I did the last 4 colors (the greens/blue) last night, and that took 2 hours or so. It was really fun!
 

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That is so pretty! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Will you share how you did it? I'd like to dye some t-shirts and prefolds, but I'm kinda scared I'm gonna botch something up and ruin them.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw"> Those are Beautiful! I love them.
 

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So how did you know how much of each color to add to make the desired color? I'm assuming you purchased red, yellow and blue. Did you just guess?
 

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I ran across the book called "The New Color Wheel Fabric Dyeing" at <a href="http://www.dharmatrading.com/" target="_blank">Dharma's</a> site, and since I'm a sucker for rainbows, I bought it. There are some sample pages on the web site. You can use any red, blue, or yellow, just get them all the same intensity (i.e. baby blue, baby pink, light yellow, or stronger colors). I used fuschia red, lemon yellow, and cerulean blue. It might be fun to try it with a different red or blue...<br><br>
Also, my mistake in making the colors so dark was that I accidentally doubled the dyes for the amount of fabric I had. If I had the "correct" amount of dye, or the "correct" amount of fabric, I'm really not sure if the colors would have been any different, or if they would have been lighter.<br><br>
Hmmm.. guess I'll just have to try it again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But, I'm running out of prefolds....<br><br>
There are also some really good sites to learn how to dye... Dharma is a good one, and <a href="http://www.pburch.net/dyeing.shtml" target="_blank">Paula Burch</a> has a good dyeing site.
 

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Those are so adorable! And what a great idea to do matching onsies!!! How cute!!!<br><br>
So, they really won't bleed? Will you wash them all together? And where did you dye them (in the tubs shown, or something bigger)?<br><br>
Congrats!<br><br>
Kay<br><br>
PS If you don't mind... how much did that cost to do (not the cost of diapers, the other stuff)
 

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I loooove that such a good job mama....that is one of the prettiest rainbows i have seen......
 
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