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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Boiling the fabric and UNDYE the pieces

Now for the weirdest part, we are going to boil my little tied worms in water (no additions!) and remove (!) somde dye. Please don't use your regular kitchenpots. Find yourself one at the thrift store for dyeing purposes.

The water should be boiling already. As soon as it is boiling, dip your little worm into the water for 10-15 seconds, not too long as you will loose all of your dye... Start with the lightest, end with the darkest piece. 

Here you 'll see that they lost some of their brilliance. Let them dry completely in the sun for 2 or more days... The dye inside needs time to travel to the outside! Don't rush the process!

Tomorrow the big disclosure of what the boiling process (and especially the drying process) did to the fabric, stay tuned!


  1. I am so excited to try this method. I think Beth and I are getting together next week and getting it started.

  2. fun...I need to buy a cheap pot!!
    What if we don't have sun?Is there an alternative way to do this? Is it the heat that is necessary???I can't believe I might have to wait till next May to finish this off!!!


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