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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

IRO Design Silk Painting Process

This video describes how Peg Russell and her company, Iro Design, create their one-of-a-kind handpainted clothing and accessories in the South End of Boston, MA. See her full range of creations at www.IroDesign.com

Of course, Beth and I wanted to try it. They used silk dyes that had to be set by steam.  We wanted to try similar techniques using MX Dyes on Cotton.  Next posts I will show you my multiple attempts to get it right.


  1. Wow! I love this! Just got a large work table set up in my studio, just the right size for trying something on this scale! Look forward to seeing your posts using this technique...

  2. I love this too! It looks like she has two layers of silk and then the cotton/canvas layer. Can't wait to see what you do with this.

  3. Unfortunately, the link to IRO Designs does not work. I would love to have seen more of their work.

  4. Crystal, I did an internet search on the name and found several links, including images and one with multiple videos. You should be able to see more that way.

  5. The more I look at it, it reminds me of when I overmarble a marbled piece. But I still want to try it!


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