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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Using Cleanline resist

I have been hunting for a good water soluble resist. I’ve used blue school glue and it works fine, but I wanted something a bit thinner. I have tried several bottles of Jacquard resist and have not been happy at all. It spread all over the place. I was told by a chemist at Jacquard…

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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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Review: Soy Wax Inspirations DVD

Today I am reviewing the Soy Wax Inspirations DVD by Susan Purney Mark. If you are at all interested in making beautiful fabric using soy wax as a resist, please read on. I have a little experience with soy wax, but only in a class setting.  I took this screen printing class  from my friend…

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How To: Oatmeal Resist

Two weeks ago I played with dyeing again. I wanted to try some different techniques that have been on that “to try” list. One of those was oatmeal resist. Lisa Kerpoe wrote a whole series of kitchen resists for Quilting Arts. Her tutorial on this technique was in the October/November 2010 issue. Since I was…

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