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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Two Pieces Dyed Together

Now this was TWO pieces of fabric wrapped together on the 1" rope. I put two pieces of fabric on one "resist item" but BOTH in different ways. On these two pieces, I wrapped the turquoise piece on first then ended with the green piece. You can see all the intense blue color on the end that was not in that much contact with the rope. They were placed like paper towels on a roll:

Washed and ironed

The dye solution was intense blue, boysenberry and deep navy - one tablespoon each.

This turquoise fabric was on the "inside" of the green  (wrapped first on rope) and came out more uniform

Now these two pieces of fabric were wrapped on the washing machine drain hose SIDE BY SIDE.

 This first one was a LWI piece of bright orange and didn't it come our great. Reminds me of Koi in the water.

  Washed and ironed. This was a fat quarter.

This was a "failed" shibori piece. Figured I'd get my 2 cents out of it and it actually came out fairly well. The dye solution was the same as above, one tablespoon of intense blue, boysenberry and deep navy.

These were the two placed side by side and rolled. Even though it looks dark on the left, the "end" was on the top.

This was all TOO much fun and I hope to do more.


  1. Thanks, Beth for the clarification! I have a piece of 1 inch diameter ridged hose that I can't wait to try this on.

  2. These are great. Thanks for the process.

  3. What fun!
    I love it.
    Can't wait for Spring to try!
    Love Love Love your fabrics


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