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overdyeing & shibori

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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 Accessory
Style Whimsical
everlastindaisy on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? MX dyes and cotton homespun

everlastindaisy on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That I did it. That I can produce usable fabrics.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you can't get plexiglass just cut the sides off plastic milk or fruit juice containers. Don't tie them up to tight or you don't get enough dye penetrating the centre - but it leaves a lot of space for overdyeing if you do.

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Your lovely work might make me like plaids.

10/31/2012 Flag

How many different dye colors did you use for these pieces; such variety makes me want to try more colors and hurry up and over dye my orange piece.

11/02/2012 Flag

I got more dyes than I need (15) The first 6 I got at a fair - they were mixtures and no reds but 2 purples. When i did the dyeing course I looked into it with my eyes open and got 9 pure colours so I can make my own mixtyres. 3 reds,2 more blues ,lemmon and golden yellow and bright orange. Postage is the limmiting factor here so I had to get it all at once.

11/02/2012 Flag

How did you do that beautiful multi-color stripe at the bottom of the photo?

04/25/2013 Flag

Hi Barbara - sorry to take so long to answer. We have been on holiday.The fabric was wound onto a cylinder and secured with thread,similar to how Jane showed us , and then pushed down.I show a miniature version in another project. Then I applied the dye vertically in three evenly spaced swathes making sure there was enough overlap to produce the secondaries.

05/24/2013 Flag