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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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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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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Sun Shibori and more

It was so much fun to get out and sun print this past weekend. I’ve done a lot of sun printing with botanicals, but this time I wanted to try a shibori technique. My friend, Lisa Chin, demonstrated this on her webinar, Creating Prayer Flags with Sun Shibori and Stencils. It’s on sale right now!…

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