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Chain Gang

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The Art of Cloth Dyeing taught by Jane Dunnewold

Whether you seek to create your own fabric, give new life to old items or just play with colors, The Art of Cloth Dyeing is the class for you.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Classic
Jane Dunnewold on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Flag-folded raw silk, dyed and overdyed three times. With needlefelted wool chain embellishment.

Jane Dunnewold on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love the needlefelting combined with the silk texture and colors.

Jane Dunnewold on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do the dyeing first and get the background you like - then think about how additional decoration would look.

Jane Dunnewold on craftsy.com

Love your dye results. I agree the felting on silk is beautiful with nice contrasts. Cotton can be trickier to combine with needle felting...there's just something about silk :)

11/15/2012 Flag

IT helps to use a silk with some thickness and "tooth" like this raw silk. I would guess that cotton and the smoother silk surfaces are problematc with the needlefelting because there isn't enough to "shred" together to ensure the felting will be permanent.

11/15/2012 Flag