Muck Dyes Visited

If you are a customer of Dharma Trading, you will see from time-to-time muck dyes for sale. Muck dyes are dyes that they make in limited quantities and can’t be reproduced. They are CHEAP! For these I paid between $4.50 and $5 for 8 oz. Usually these fiber reactive dyes run, depending on color, between…

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Ice dyeing inspired by another

I saw a piece of ice dyed fabric recently that just made my heart do flips. Well, not really, but I absolutely loved it. After studying it multiple times I decided I’d try to duplicate it. This whole process reminds me of my mom. She was a great seamstress. We’d go shopping for prom dresses…

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Creating my own color palettes

I’ve been wanting to come up with my own color palettes made by mixing pure dyes. For those of you not familiar with pure dyes, they are single-hue dyes that are not made by mixing other colors. There are 14 or so pures to choose from. For this session I used Golden Yellow (aka Tangerine),¬†Cerulean…

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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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October Indigo Dyeing Day

Last week I played again with indigo. If weather permits I’ll be teaching an indigo dyeing class Thursday. I dyed napkins, bandanas, and several shirts for Dave and I. Here I am removing the strings where I had tied up one of the shirts. If you have never dyed with indigo, it is magical. When…

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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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Another Round of Indigo Dyeing

I got out my Indigo dye pot the other day and had another round of indigo dyeing. They came out lovely and I just had to show them to you. This first one is scrunching from left to right. Then the swirl. This is an offset swirl. And the last one – looks like a…

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Indigo Dyeing Session at East

This past Wednesday Teresa at East Branch Library held an Indigo dyeing class. Teresa had gone with me to an indigo dyeing class at the Carnegie Center last September and like me, fell in love with Indigo. She scheduled this class and we’ve all been eagerly waiting for the day to come. We’ve had so…

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Saturday snapshots from my studio

Happy Saturday! Just a quick post to give you a peak at some of the projects I’m working on right now. No beauty shots – just quick photos of my mess. And my helpers. Thanks for dropping by.

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