I've tried these techniques with Indigo dye, but never with Dye-Na-Flow. So here we go.
I folded the fabric the following three ways: flag, accordian, and jelly roll.
Below is the flag fold. After folding it and securing with rubber bands, I used pipettes to drop three different Dye-Na-Flow colors on the fabric. You can find directions for flag folding and the other folds on the web. Her book has illustrations for these and other folds.
Once I was happy with the colors I let the pieces sit for 24 hours or until they were dry.
Once dry, I opened them up and ironed them for three minutes on the back side of the fabric.
And here are my results.
|Jelly Roll Fold|
I must admit, my Indigo dye pieces were much more impressive. However, this was easy and fast. I will redo this project again with different colors. These came out a bit brighter than I would have liked them.
Dye-Na-Flow is a great product to quickly add background color to fabric. I also love using it with sun printing. Be sure and stop back by in June when we'll spend the whole month blogging about different ways to sun print.
Do you use Dye-Na-Flow? I'd love to hear your favorite ways to play with it.