Let’s catch up


So what have I been up to since late August?

My mom, myself, and one student dyed fabric in late August during a private class. We were experimenting with different techniques with low immersion dyeing and ice dyeing. It was so much fun! Here are some of the results.

As you can see, most of the pictures are of my student’s mandala she dyed. We folded the fabric, tied with synthetic sinew, added the dye, ice, and let it melt. She then washed it at home and then dried in the dryer.

The last picture is of a technique called “Canned” fat quarters. It’s a two color dye process where you put the darker dye in the bottom of the jar and put your fat quarter in. Let it set about 10-15 minutes and then pour the lighter color over the fabric. The dyes will meld in the middle and create unique effects.

Two days later, I met up with my friend, Janet, and we dyed at her house in a private class. Our focus for this class was ice dyed flower blooms. Here are the pictures of Janet’s results. I think they turned out lovely and can’t wait to try this technique again.

I’ve been on a bit of a dyeing hiatus but can’t wait to get back to it. We hardly ever get snow but if we do, I’ll be outside doing snow dyeing.

Happy creating!


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