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, April 8, 2014

A Second Finish

Hi, Judith here again.  Here is a second yard of fabric that I started in February and finished this month.  Again, it is a linen-cotton blend and takes the less strongly than a plain cotton would. Sorry the first picture is blurry.

To tell you the truth, I can't remember for sure how I did this first layer.  I thought that it was another flat dye with orange on one end and turquoise on the other end.  The color is moved into the middle with your hands--same as the first technique yesterday but with two colors rather than just one.  But the more I look at it and the mottling on it, the more I think it is a parfait dye.  What do you think?

I really like it but it is not complex enough to stand alone so on to a second layer.

I used a notched foam brush to paint rows of soy wax.  Here it is half done.

Once completely waxed, I low-water immersion dyed the yard with dark navy and a splash of boysenberry.  I really love the finished fabric.  Here are a couple of detail shots.


  1. I love the purple and orange together, and it's nice to see you doing some blogging again.

  2. This is great as well. Love the lines. Who knew what you can do with a foam brush. laura

  3. Great idea to cut notches in a foam brush, it gives a much more organic look than a stamp or screen.


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