Using clamshells in dyeing

We bought some persimmons awhile back that came in this interesting clamshell. I just couldn’t put it in the recycle bin. I had to try dyeing with it.

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Over Dyeing With Indigo

I’ve been wanting to get an indigo pot going for some time now, and this past week was the perfect time. Also, Laura with Design Matters TV kind of gave me the nudge to do it with her video on over dyeing with indigo. So my goal for this session was to over dye previously…

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QSDS Glorious Prints

As mentioned in the last post, I spent a week in Columbus, Ohio at QSDS. This event,  held every year includes two 5-days sessions and two weekend sessions. I chose Glorious Prints (printing with thickened dyes) with Pat Pauly in the first 5-day session.

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Back from QSDS

I am back from QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) on the campus of Columbus College of Art and Design in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

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Ice Dyeing Old Dyes

I showed you recently the results of low immersion dyeing using Dawn’s old dyes. If you missed it, here is the post. I wanted to see how they would ice dye. I only picked those colors that would split. Every one of the dyes pretty much split as expected except, again, the Royal Blue was…

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Dyeing cotton vs 50/50

I really like dyeing t-shirts for Dave. He knows to buy 100% cotton ones since fiber reactive dyes are made to work on natural fibers. Well, he’s been taken lately with 50/50 shirts.

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