On a separate occasion, I was looking in Joanne Fabrics for screen printing ink. In the fabric painting and dyeing section I came across a new line of dyes called Idye by Jacquard. I was attracted to the chartreuse and olive colors. The directions described dyeing in the washing machine. I have been preparing old cotton sheets to be dyed with plants in a few weeks. This product was so tempting with the color choices and ease of process, that I decided to try it. One package was enough to color 3 lbs of fabric so I decided to also dye some old denim jeans that I have been saving to turn into paper as well. I love the results! But I'm not sure I want to turn the cotton fabric into paper pulp now! Then the idea occurred to me that I could screen the Queen Anne's Lace pattern onto them. I mixed colors that match my bed comforter since there is a hint of chartreuse in it.
For the remainder of the evening I printed on the chartreuse dyed cotton and love the results!! I think I will add some bead work to this and possibly some embroidery, then make a pillow or two.