Dyeing to Stitch Video

on December 8 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 75 Comments

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Candy Glendening from Candied Fabrics joined us on the blog several times this year. She did an Organic Prepared for Dyeing (PFD) Fabric Test for us on our 100% Organic Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman, and she shared a comprehensive Beginning Fabric Dyeing tutorial too. If you’re inspired by Candy’s beautiful fabric art or if you want to learn more about fabric dyeing, you’re in luck!

Candy has a new video out with Interweave. Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art is 70 minutes long (broken into chapters), and Candy’s wonderful personality and talent shine through the whole video. Candy teaches you about everything from color theory and the whole dyeing process to how she creates her “free-motion machine sketched” motifs. She shares tips, tricks and secret recipes for her Jewel Tone fabric palette.

There’s more information about the DVD on Candy’s site, and it’s also a available for purchase from Candy or Interweave (where you can purchase the video as either a DVD or a download).

Here’s a 5-minute preview to give you an idea of what you can find in the video:

You can also win a copy of Candy’s Dyeing to Stitch: A Comprehensive Guide to Creating Colorful Fabric Art here today! Tell us about your fabric dyeing experience, or how much you love Candy’s work, or about how you want to learn how to dye fabric… How do you use hand-dyed fabric or how would you incorporate it in your designs? Comment for your chance to win!

We’re the last stop on Candy’s tour for the new video. For more information about the video (including some fun posts about how people who have been dyeing fabric for years have learned lots from the video) check out the additional tour stops:
11/11 – The Silly BooDilly­
11/14 ~ Blue Moon River
11/16 ~ Pink Chalk Studio
11/18 ~ Fibermania
11/21 ~ Amy’s Creative Side
11/23 ~ Ooh! Pretty Colors
11/25 ~ Field Trips in Fiber
11/28 ~ Serendipity and the Art of the Quilt
11/30 ~ Amy Lou Who Sews
12/2 ~ Simply Robin
12/6 ~ Piece N Quilt
12/8 ~ Sew,Mama,Sew!

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75 Responses to Dyeing to Stitch Video

  1. Sarah says:

    I’ve been intrigued with dying forever. I’ve only tie-dyied in the past and once I used black walnut hulls to dye a platypus costume for my daughter. I’ve never worked with fabric before. I sew often and would love to know more about dying so I can make my own collection of colors for my projects. I love creating from scratch!

  2. SewCalGal says:

    I’ve hand dyed fabrics a few times, but always when someone with experience was their. I’d really like to learn enough to build my confidence to be able to do it on my own. This DVD sounds like an excellent DVD.


  3. Dani says:

    I am gearing up to make my first attempt at dying fabric, so this would be perfect!

  4. vicki says:

    I have dyed fabric a few times over the last several years and i’d love to win this DVD! 🙂 thanks for the giveaway!

  5. angelina says:

    lovely thank yoU!

  6. Kim McM says:

    I have never dyed my own fabric, but it looks like it would be so much fun! I need some lessons, and this book would be a great place to start!

  7. Marti Meadows says:

    Looks like a wonderful dvd. I would love to win this.

  8. Filomena says:

    I dye yarn and have been itching to try fabric. The video looks like excelent inspiration to get me started!

  9. Rachel Holmen says:

    I loved this clip. I thought you had to use a larger surface to create the kind of patterns she shows; nice to know I can get this effect in a small container — looks like hers was about 8″ square.

  10. Sarita says:

    I am really inspired by this video! I can’t wait to brew up some concotions! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  11. Penny G says:

    A scary new skill? why not.

  12. Crickett says:

    Ooooo! I’d love to win this!

  13. jmbmommy says:

    I love hand dyed fabric, but have been too nervous about the mess. I like her method!

  14. Karen says:

    I love to dye fabric, it is so exciting to wash it out and see the results. Candy creates such gorgeous colors, I want to learn her secret.

  15. Christie says:

    I love dyeing. I cannot imagine, though, how long a project that involved both dyeing and sewing would take me. I’ve currently got a box of clothing and scarf blanks on my bathroom counter that have been waiting for 5 months to be dyed! I would love to combine my two hobbies, though. Sometimes people ask if I made the clothes I’ve dyed. Maybe it is time to be able to say yes.

  16. Linda says:

    I’ve tried hand-dyeing fabrics and never really developed for me. It would be great to learn more about it and then use it to make art quilts. Thank you for the chance to win.

  17. Bonnie says:

    I’ve only had a few experiences with dyeing, but I really loved the excitement of guessing what I was going to come up with–and the fun of finding out. I also loved doing it with friends (or grandchildren. This video would be great to learn more techniques and produce more fun!

  18. Marcia K says:

    Wow, learning to dye would be fantastic. Learning to use the correct fabrics to dye with.. priceless.

  19. Anya says:

    My mom, my sister and I have all dyed fabric together. While we’re not “great” at it, we have a lot of fun and it’s always a bit of a surprise what we end up with!

  20. Andrea says:

    I have been using hand-dyed fabrics in some of my sewing projects and love them. It would be wonderful to learn how to dye my own!

  21. Katina says:

    I have several QA Workshop videos and would love to add this one to my stash as I am ready to put my toe into the dying vat!!!

  22. Carol says:

    I love the variety of colors that hand dyed fabrics provide, and I enjoy using fabric gradations.

  23. Asta says:

    I am such a wuss! I have been scared to try my hand at this, although I do have a wonderful project in mind involving lots of lace.

  24. carolee c. says:

    My only experience with dying fabrics is tie-dye with my family! I’d love to learn how to do other fabrics for sewing projects!

  25. Evelyn says:

    I’m anxiously looking forward to seeing Candy’s DVD. I much prefer hand-dyed fabrics to printed ones.

  26. Jen L. says:

    I would love to know more about dyeing fabrics. It sounds so cool.

  27. Connie says:

    I would love to use dyed fabrics to make appliqued flowers. Thanks for a chance to win!

  28. kim S. says:

    I once tried dyeing but didn’t like the color I chose. I’ve always wanted to try some more . The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  29. Mindy says:

    My only experience with dying fabric is tie-dying and some fabric painting I did years ago. I would love to learn to do this! It would bring a whole new area of personalizing a sewing project whether making quilts or sewing apparel.

  30. sharon Marquardt says:

    Candy, atwhat a great lesson to others. Dye ones own fabric is so rewarding, especially if your like me and likes to create and have a one of a kind item. It would be so nice to win the DVD as it would take the intimidation out of the process as well as the added inspiration!.

  31. Em says:

    I have dyed fabric precisely twice. And I have no idea what I”m doing. I would love to have the knowledge base from this dvd to try again.

  32. liza jane says:

    I just started experimenting with painting fabric and I’d love to learn more. This would be perfect!

  33. Ramona says:

    I really want to learn how to dye my own wool and fabric. I would use the technique to enhance quilts.

  34. I can’t wait to start dyeing my own fabrics! What a way to truly personalize your creations.

  35. Tiara says:

    So cool

  36. Sabrina says:

    I’ve experimented with dyeing wool knits and would love to learn more.

  37. Jennyroo says:

    I love learning more about colour theory!

  38. Taysha Riggs says:

    I want to learn to dye!!

  39. Leslie C says:

    One of the personal goals I have for the coming year is to experiment with dyeing fabric. This DVD would be the perfect kick-start to my New Year goal!

  40. Amanda says:

    I have never died my own fabrics but I am always excited to try new projects. I will have plenty of time to incorporate a new skill into all of my christmas gifts/projects. Exciting stuff!!! 🙂

  41. Emily says:

    I need to take an intensive color course! Then I’d even know what I wanted to dye, sigh.

  42. Erika says:

    what a super cool giveaway. i have never dyed fabric before but it would be a great way to make that personal touch to my projects.

  43. Muireann says:

    I love dying clothes to give them a new lease of life, but unfortunately I don’t have a washing machine and haven’t tried in over a year. I’d love to win this and start again, thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Jacque says:

    I’ve done tie-dyeing (am I dating myself, here?) but I’d love to learn more about dyeing fabrics like she does! On her blog, she shows some wonderful colors and textures!

  45. mac says:

    I used my Science lab at school during the holidays to dye fabric with friends. It was such fun and so productive. We weren’t too confident about what we were doing and ended up with strong colours (our dilution factor was wrong). We were still very happy with the outcome.

  46. MarciaW says:

    In the past, I’ve worked a little with Ritz dyes for clothing. More recently I’ve used bits of hand dyed fabrics in making a quilt (iris flowers). Candy’s DVD also has information on colors and fabric which would help me immensely because I am color challenged when it comes to selecting fabrics for quilts. It would be wonderful if could hand dye small pieces of fabric for special quilting projects. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  47. Tesuque says:

    I’ve dyed for years, am always learning/experimenting and don’t understand why friends don’t get excited over white fabric the way I do!

  48. Shelly says:

    I have done some fabric dyeing and I hope to do more of it. I have used the fabric in my quilts. I love the rich colors especially when I dye sateen fabric.
    I would love to win Candy’s DVD.

  49. AmandaL says:

    I have no experience… I need all the help I can get! We live in a small town, and this type of class isn’t available here, so this would be the best way to learn the basics.

  50. Laura says:

    I love to make hand-dyed fabrics and am always wanting to learn more!

  51. Jenelle says:

    I’ve just recently begun to see some of the benefits of hand dying your own fabric. I have toyed around with the idea of making a tonal quilt using a basic pattern, adjusting the dye baths to achieve the right color variation. Thanks for sharing this resource!

  52. Kristine says:

    I love batiks and hand-dyed fabrics! I love using them in my quilts. It would be so fun to create my own!

  53. Christine M says:

    I did a dyeing course many years ago. My fabrics are still sitting in a lovely rainbow pile.I haven’t been able to cut into them yet! They look so nice sitting there.

  54. SewLindaAnn says:

    I have no experience with dyeing fabric, but I would love to play with it. I have some hand dyed wool I’ve purchased and love it for special projects.

  55. marthaeliza says:

    My daughter and I have dyed my handspun yarn with wilton icing dye — she chooses the color, we dye it together, then I knit her socks. It’s great fun, and (being a former homeschooling mom) I appreciate the science / math involved.

  56. candy says:

    I have always dyed the “old fashioned” way and looking forward to trying this. I love doing shibori and silk dyeing. Thanks for your great site.

  57. Kristal says:

    I love dyeing fabric! I have a whole setup in my shed but I would love to learn from Candy’s DVD. Her work is gorgeous!

  58. Lynnette says:

    My dyeing experience has been limited so far to tiedye and a couple mistakes. I would love to learn more about hand dyeing, especially how to dye such beautiful and deep jewel toned fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  59. Vicki says:

    I used Candy’s tutorial on this blog to dye my first fabrics and now I’m hooked! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  60. Anne says:

    I have taken several dyeing classes and really enjoyed them. They included shibori, silk screening and dye painting. The fabrics make great additions to quilts and other sewing projects.

  61. Gill says:

    This looks such a great DVD – I love the birdhouses on the front!
    I’ve done a little procion dyeing but I’d like to learn new techniques!

  62. Christina G. says:

    How fun! I would love to learn how to dye fabrics – it would be great fun with the kiddos.

  63. Katie M says:

    I have only dyed my own fabric once, when I did a batik project in junior high school. I do want to start dyeing my own fabrics though and would love to have this DVD as a reference. I love Candy’s work!

  64. Ellie says:

    I so want to learn how to dye fabric and fiber. I think it would be SO cool to have dyed to match fabric and knitted accessories. I’ve always loved that 50’s look of having everything matching. So pretty!

  65. Claire says:

    I love to dye fabric. Best experience of all was snow dyeing last year. We almost never have snow but I hope we get some later this winter.

  66. jackie says:

    I have dyed wool for spinning but never tried fabric, sounds like fun!

  67. Christina Aiton says:

    I have used coffee and tea to dye fabric, lace, seam binding, and yarn – I would to win this book so I could learn how to dye with other colors.

  68. julie says:

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  69. Jackie Fellows says:

    I have dyed fabric in a class with my quilt guild. It was a wonderful experience and am looking forward to using the fabric in a project in the near future. After the holidays I plan on purchasing supplies for more fabric dying. I would love to win the DVD to help me in the process.

  70. Beth says:

    How fun! I bet there would be so much to inspire in this video.

  71. Beth miller says:

    I LOVE dyeing, but feel my skills are pretty limited to solid colors. I’d like to learn about more experimental techniques, natural dyes, etc… Looks like such a cool book!

  72. kathyh says:

    I enjoy all the unknowns when you dye. The colors and patterns that come out in the dyeing process are far better than I could wish for. I made a scarf out of tie-dyed sheeting that was very cool.

  73. Anya says:

    I’ve gotten together and dyed fabric with friends — great fun! Thanks for the chance!

  74. Debi Kibbee says:

    I would love to win, then maybe I could actually reproduce a color. Now its hit or miss, take what you get when I dye. But I love the process and excitement of waiting to see what you will end up with, its like Christmas!

  75. Kim M says:

    I love to use hand dyed fabrics in my quilts. I have never dyed any myself, I always buy them at quilt shows. I covet every inch of them. I would love to learn to dye my own!

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