Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Applying thickened dyes directly to the fabric
This is one of my favorite things to do. This all started out as an accident. Judith and I were cleaning up our messes. I had a drop cloth and I kept getting large blobs of thickened dye on it. Then I wiped some vegetable netting with dye on the cloth. For some reason I started to scrap it with a credit card and in no time I way making colored fabric that I loved. I call this real eye candy. There are no real direction for doing this other than playing with the thickened dyes. Remember that the first strike is the one that stays. In other words, the first dye that hits to fabric stays and although you may scrap other colors over it, the first color will stay.