A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Technique

For November's technique, we're going to be working with transfer paints/disperse dyes.

The materials you'll need are:

transfer paints (I'm using G&S Dyes) and/or powdered disperse dyes (I'm using iDye Poly)
good quality paper
a variety of brushes/sponge brushes
Man made fabric that is at least 60% non-natural materials
an iron (preferably without steam holes)
a variety of resists - whatever floats your boat

I can't give you advice on where to purchase, because I live in Canada and my sources will be different than most of the readers on this blog.

Here are some examples of what can be done with this technique:

Gurli Gregersen produced this whole cloth quilt by using the transfer print method, which augmented with paint sticks and fugitive media.

"Loli Girl" at the Quilting Arts website produced the rocks in this piece by using powdered disperse dyes on interfacing.

And Marie-Therese Wisniowski produced this example using resists and disperse dye.

I'll give you a few days to gather materials and then we'll begin.

P.S. I was editing my first post and managed to delete it - my apologies to the two of you who had already responded!

1 comment:

  1. How cool are those examples?! I haven't a clue about the process, looking forward to learning more!


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