Here you can see where the dye separated into it’s component colors. Probably the navy.
It’s that time of year where dreary days are the norm and browns and greys in nature are abundant. That means it’s time to put color in things!
I picked up the book from my bookshelf called Tie-Dye: Dye It, Wear It, Share It by Shabd Simon-Alexander. (I tried to get a photo of the book cover here, but somehow cannot remember how to do that.) Anyway, she gives lots of inspiration and information about various ways to tie dye. Many of her ideas are modern updates on the psychedelic era’s bright swirly styles.
Like this shirt above – it is done by tying yarn tightly around a little piece of the fabric and dyeing. This creates a little circle. Nifty, yes?!
I have used yoghurt containers and tied this awful yellow cotton around each container at the base. I have seen this done on the internet…so we’ll see how this works. This method was not in the book. But the idea is the same with all tie dye – tie it up somehow and the place where you put the tie acts as a resist. When I saw this, it resembled giant flowers.
With all I have been playing around with dye-wise, I have dyed up an entire bolt of muslin I purchased for this purpose! Above is one I double processed and the batik “look” is great!
This one was fun to write on with the tjanting tool. It is words to a song I was listening to : )
and the other side of the color wheel…swirls done by hand with a paintbrush
I made that wax stamp myself : )
Until next time,
For a change, I did some detailed work – I know, what a rareity! This is a photo of a 1/2 yard of fabric that was painted with an oversized alphabet stencil I found in my art stuff. There are about 5 colors of blue, which was all I could find in the textile paint section of my art studio.
I kinda like it!