Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fabric Dyeing

Here is a finished shirt that I used fabric beach to discharge the color.  I cut out the stencils. using freezer paper, with my Cuttlebug using the Tim Holtz die cut.  The stencils are then ironed on.  After that I used an 80/20 solution of bleach and water and spritzed the whole shirt.

Sue Ruda, fiber artiats, taught this class for the American Sewing Guild of Ocala. 
 What a great teacher she is.
Thanks Sue for the fun day.

Part of the shirt had binder clips added to add more interest to the total design.  The neck had blue painters tape cut into scallops. After bleaching i spayed with raspberry and left it over night.  I can see just a hint of the raspberry.   I just love this shirt.

 Here are all the samples of fabric dyeing:  using shaving cream, making shibori, and resist dyeing using a mixture of dishwasher soap and bleach.

 Great vivid colors.  I even dyed lace and doilies.

This piece used large rubber stamps covered with water soluable glue.  This is a form of resist dying.  I think I love this technique best after the bleaching of the shirt.


1 comment:

merriberri said...

Oh yeah! I love the shirt. Is that a little bit of steam punk influences that I'm detecting?!!