Wanderer's to the Cabin

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

More Hand-dyed Buttons

I dyed up three more small batches of buttons just to see what the colors would look like.


First I did some Golden Yellow (left), but think they look much too close to the Sunshine Orange (right) I did last time, I've mixed those two together and refer to them as Orange Marmalade. On the bottom is Violet.


Today I did a small batch of Scarlet.

It's amazing how you can get so many different shades of color from a single dye color. It all depends on the button, plastic or nylon, thick or thin, shiny or matte. I did have a few buttons that would barely take the dye, so I'll most likely use some color remover on them to see what happens and leave them as-is.

I'm hoping to cut my own wood buttons and try some dye on those, but need to get a blade for my coping saw to try hand cutting since I don't have a band saw.

Well that's it for this post, thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave your thoughts behind, I truly do appreciate each and every one of them. So until next time ......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

7 comments:

  1. Interesting how the dyes turned out on the type of buttons. The buttons look amazing.

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  2. They look great.
    How exactly do you dye buttons? Do you just dump them in a tub of dye?

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  3. They all look beautiful! I didn't know you could dye buttons.
    How fun! love Annette

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  4. How fun! Your buttons turned out very cool!

    Robin in Virginia

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  5. Never knew you could dye buttons. Love the colors! What are you going to do with all those buttons?

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  6. I didn't know buttons could be dyed either. What kind of dye did you use? I have a ton of buttons I could play with.

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