If you have been following my blog, you know I’m on a fabric dyeing kick. I still had some dye concentrate left after my low immersion dyeing so I had to try something else.
First I set up the piece to dye. I pinned the fabric at the top to the lovely dyeing board Kathy gave us in her screen printing class. I also put a piece of fabric under it in a tray to catch excess dye.
I put my dyes into squeeze bottles for this fabric dyeing technique. Then I squirted the dye on the fabric.
This is how the fabric looked when I got done.
Then I waited for 24 hours. After rinsing, washing and drying, this is what I came up with.
Here is a closeup again of the material.
And here is the material that was in the tray catching the extra dye.
I thought this was an interesting technique. Next time I will drip the paint down differently. I’m not sure why I felt like I had to drip them in wide strips. It would have been prettier to blend them. Frieda’s sample in the book looked more like a watercolor – absolutely beautiful.
I do like the dripping catcher – interesting with the folds and all.
Have you ever tried this?
Well, that was fun, but all of the fabric dyeing for right now. So much more to blog about.