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.


















6 comments:

marjolijn said...

What a lovely way to build up the colors. It gives some depth.

Craft A Life said...

Have you ever tried thickened dyes with stencils? I plan to try this soon and would love any pointers.

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

These are great, Beth! Did you wrap them in plastic and batch the usual way? I love the last few... great color combos!

Dotti said...

Beth, these are just beautiful...I am especially drawn to the last few too!!

Robbie said...

Jason Pollock is alive!!! Love these!!!

laura said...

Great stuff!