- A very informative and interesting video Review by Marje
The techniques in this video are clearly and intelligently presented. Candy explains enough, but not too much, of the chemistry involved in order to be able to replicate results. I particularly appreciated information on rinsing and the removal of excess dye from the fabric because in the past I have used far too much time and water on this part of the process. Although not much time on the video was given to the use of the finished product, I found it interesting and I have promised myself that, besides dyeing fabric, I will work on improving my free-motion abilities.
(Posted on 5/16/14)
- Precise Straight Forward Dyeing Proceedure - Really, Really Good! Review by Doyle
The seasoned higher education teaching experience was apparent from start to finish - very little non-contributing off the subject banter about how great she was, etc. frequently found in these DVDs. Good production values and well thought-out flow of dialogue. Pleasant personality and enjoyable tone of voice. The dyeing part is really excellent - unfortunately, the add on of the instructors obsession with little brightly colored bird houses seemed a bit weird and could have been easily cut. The few seconds of time trying to demo rather primitive free-motion stitching lacked in the presentation skills that I highly admired in the dyeing. All in all the bulk of the video makes it well worth purchasing even if you don't have a second graders fondness of wonky little brightly colored bird houses. Buy this one!
(Posted on 4/26/14)
- Dyeing to Stitch Review by Cheryl Titmus
Have just watched this brilliant video which gives useful information to dyeing fabric - from a scientific viewpoint so the colours should be easy to repeat. It is full of useful tips in how to use the colour wheel to obtain ones own attractive fabrics in various colour ways using the basic primary colours and the recipe is supplied to get the exact colour. It is given in an easy to use way and this is extended to include shades, tones and tints. But it doesn't stop here as Candy shows how to cut and use the coloured fabric in producing quilted designs for pictures, bags and quilts using free-machine quilting. I have been very impressed with this video and look forward to more. It is inspirational and given me the courage to take that first step and then end up with something satisfying and enjoyably atheistic. Thank you Candy.
(Posted on 12/29/11)
- An excellent DVD Review by Eileen Pollock
An excellent DVD on how to dye fabric. The instructor explains the procedure very clearly from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone learning how to dye fabric.
(Posted on 12/27/11)
- Thorough explanation and demonstration of dyeing techniques Review by Diane Wolkoff
I loved that this video finally explains the reasoning for all the different ingredients I've read about in different articles and books! I had given up on my thoughts of trying dyeing because everthing I read used different ingredients and it was just too confusing for me. Ms. Glendening explains just how it is that things like soda ash, salt, temperature etc. affect the dyeing process and then teaches how to just use the easiest and simplest method to get the effect you want. With her background as a chemist, she has literally done all the research for us to make everything as simple as possible and has come up with "recipes" to accurately mix colors so you can reproduce the exact color each time. Her projects are easy but very visually striking. I can't wait to get started!
(Posted on 12/26/11)