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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Overdyeing is the best way I know of to "fix" things that aren't exactly what I wanted or aren't something I think I will ever use.

I took three out of the four turquoise fat quarters that I used in my turquoise experiment earlier this month, applied a beeswax resist using an egg carton,

then dyed them again in Kelly Green, Sapphire, and a mixture of the two--

These will each make a pretty nice little pillow, hopefully.

And the piece here on the left was also batiked with an egg carton--

Then overdyed with a purple & lemon yellow mixture to tone down the bright colors and make the background brownish, and it now looks like this:
 This is my last post about Ann Johnston's DVD, it's been a very fun month!


  1. thanks for the excellent month!

  2. Thank you Laura and everyone who contributed this month. I cannot wait for the weather to warm up a bit so I can do some dyeing in my garage!


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