The Art of Cloth Dyeing »
InstructionsJust follow Jane. She is very thorough.
Type of item: Accessory
100% cotton PFD fabric
What was your inspiration?
I have taken local classes in fabric dye. I learned how to do it, but was always rushed and "following the leader". I wanted to take my time and really learn what the process was and how it worked. This course did that for me.
What are you most proud of?
That I tried the over dye and it worked! I had used hose clamps on the yellow and, of course, that didn't work. I overdyed with meadow bark after batiking with various items - binder clip, cocktail strainer, heart and star magnets. This resulted in a pleasant green. I also overdyed the darker orange piece with meadow bark. I love it. The strong orange and meadow bark gave me a nice blueish-brown.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Have fun. Cover up. Try different manipulations. It's all good.