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, August 24, 2015

Ecoprint with cotton: coloured fabric

As all dyers, I have a basket full of 'not so pretty' cloth, this is excellent stuff to overprint with ecoprints!

I prefer these autumn colours. And the turquoise makes a special impression too. Try whatever you think of as 'ugly fabric', it can't get worser and most of the time, it will give you a pleasant surprise!!


  1. Great save and the results are looking good.

  2. Very interesting images Nienke. Thank you for sharing

  3. Stumbled onto your site via pinterest/Bee Shay. Love it! have tried eco-printing without good results. Your directions are so clear and informative I'm encouraged to try again.Thank you for sharing. I only have a flicker site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/66_acres_no_mule/ please feel free to comment and or pin. Thank you again. Donna R.

  4. Great idea to use previously dyed cloth for some eco printing. I have a few pieces that could use something more.


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