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      Ice Dyeing

      Ice Dyeing
      You will need: White prewashed T-shirt Procion MX Dyes Soda Ash (fixative) Dust Mask Calgon PT (if you are dyeing in a hard water area) Rubber Gloves and an apron – these dyes will stain. Ice Cooling rack or similar Plastic bowl Bubble wrap or plastic bag Mix three tablespoons of Soda Ash with warm …

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      Advice & TipsDyeingTutorials[June 2014]

      How to Use SolarFast on Fabric

      How to Use SolarFast on Fabric
      For this project you will need: A high contrast image SolarFast SolarFast Wash T-Shirt Brush/Foam Brush Newsprint/Newspaper A sheet of Glass OHP film or similar A sunny day! Create a negative image in a programme such as Photoshop by inverting a high contrast black and white image. We used one of our dog – Fletcher! …

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      Advice & TipsDyeingTutorials[October 2013]

      Shibori

      Shibori
      Shibori is the Japanese term for creating a patterned cloth using tied/sewn/bound resists. It is what we would call tie dye! A few weeks ago I taught a couple of Shibori classes at Artworks Studio in Chichester. We tied, sewed and bound the fabrics one week and dyed the next. All of the pieces were dyed using …

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      DyeingTutorials[April 2013]

      Basic Batik

      Basic Batik
      A simple guide to batik.  Step 1 Pin the fabric tightly to a frame using silk pins or drawing pins. Draw the design on lightly using a pencil. Step 2 Mix up a dye base using 1 litre warm water with 10 tbsp Urea and 1 tsp of Calgon. Mix 1/2 tsp Lemon Yellow Procion …

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      Advice & TipsBatikDyeingTutorials[November 2012]

      Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Part 3 – Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt

      Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Part 3 – Scrunch Dyed T-Shirt
      One plain white, cheap cotton T-shirt, made to look very Isabel Marant! Here was our inspiration: Take one plain white T-shirt and soak it in water. Scrunch the T-shirt up and tie into a bundle. Mix 1 teaspoon of Charcoal Procion MX Dye with 100mls of warm water. Mix 1 tablespoon of Soda Ash into …

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      Advice & TipsDyeingTutorials[June 2013]

      Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Random Dyed Leggings

      Tie Dyeing 5 Ways – Random Dyed Leggings
      These black and white leggings were purchased in the sale at New Look but never worn. We mixed up three squirty bottles of dye putting 1 teaspoon of Soda Ash, 1 teaspoon of dye and 1 teaspoon of Urea in each along with 200ml of warm water. The dyes we used were Golden Yellow, Scarlet …

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      Advice & TipsDyeingTutorials[June 2012]