Clamping and dyeing

While cleaning up my studio yesterday¬† I found these pieces that I forgot to blog about! For this dyeing experiment, I wanted to use a couple different kinds of resist objects. Here is a light switch cover. This is my favorite piece. However it and the whole set of fabrics were much lighter than I…

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Overdyeing Indigo

I don’t know about you, but I love indigo. However, I wanted to spice up some of my previously-dyed indigo pieces with some overdyeing. I tore each piece and just dyed half of it so I could see the difference. Then I folded, clamped, and scrunched the fabric. Here are my results of each dyed…

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The Best of 2014 Tutorials

With this year coming to a close I am posting links to my favorite tutorials of this year. I hope they were yours, or maybe you missed them and might like to check them out. As most of you know, I absolutely LOVE my Silhouette Portrait and have really put it through it’s paces this…

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Indigo Dyeing Class

The weather cooperated last Thursday for my indigo dyeing class at Sherry’s Studio 4905 in Henderson Kentucky. At the start of the week it looked like we might have storms that would cancel our outdoor play. Since the class would be held under the carport I wasn’t concerned about rain. We could handle that. Strong,…

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Folding and Clamping: Itajime

I’ve really enjoyed trying some new (to me) techniques with my dyeing. Itajime, a shibori technique, involves folding fabric and then sandwiching it between two pieces of wood or other material and holding the shapes with clamps. I bought these plexiglass pieces for this technique. You can get your own set from this Rossie’s etsy…

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