7.24.2012

Dye Experiments

I've been taking a course on fiber reactive dyes at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.  I've been feeling the need to make things again, and this has been a great opportunity to do so.  Here's one of my latest dye experiments.  The last image is the final result after the fabric has been rinsed and dried.  I'm using a very light weight cotton, which creates a softer result as there are less fibers in the fabric.

5 comments:

  1. Oooh Becca! Love how it turned out...the colors are glorious!

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  2. great color combo and each fabric looks quite different, you must be having fun!

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  3. Interesting! Are there many people in your class? I ask because at Mood we are having noted textile artist and dyer Jane Dunnewold teach a seminar on 8/2 and registrations are lagging, surprisingly. I love what you've created here... Just thought there would be more people like you who want to learn dyeing.

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    1. Hi Meg, The class has about 3 people in it- but often has 8-12. I think it's about getting the word out! I hadn't heard about this event your hosting at Mood but it sounds interesting.

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  4. I've been playing a lot with silk dyeing as of late (french dyes), and even though it is quite laborious (3 hours steaming!) it is so worth it- unique DIY projects!

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