Monday, February 28, 2011

Dyeing for some recipes

For the last week I have been creating new color dye recipes using Rit to match some of the 2011 Pantone Fashion colors for Spring and Fall that Rit does not presently have in their color formula guide, but will be adding soon.

I also spent some time mixing a few new colors using Rit's Aquamarine dye. It is such a pretty bright blue (upper right corner), I think right now you can only buy it online. It makes wonderful bright lime greens. If you click on the photo twice to get the largest image, you should be able to read the recipes if you want to try reproducing them.

The dye quanties in the recipes are for mixing liquid dye with one cup of boiling water in a small disposable plastic container and dyeing a peice of fabric about a foot square. If you want to dye a larger peice of fabric you will have to multiply the quantities of dye and water accordingly.


  1. This is a great reference, thank you Judy! I love these nice if RIT came up with a sample pack of all the colors!

  2. You make me want to play when I need to work work work work!
    Your color names are charming - Gumby green, ha ha. But it is apt.

  3. Beautiful colors! I haven't tried dying fabric yet....but after seeing this I may have to go buy some Rit!

  4. wonderful! I used your recipes when I dyed batting and they were great. I'll definitely look into these.

  5. Gorgeous colors and thank you for sharing your recipes!!

  6. Anonymous8:32 AM

    I love the colors but cannot read the recipes when you enlarge the photo. THe words get fuzzy when you enlarge the photo. Are they written anywhere? Thanks in advance.
    Johanna Fritz

  7. Hi Johanna,

    you can find all these recipes on the RIT website if you click on the link for the colorit formula guide you'll find hundreds of recipes with the new colors at the bottom of each color page. The recipes for the bright colors in the photo are here


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