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Saturday, May 26, 2012

And now for some thichened dye experiments

I have been gone for sooooo long!  I loved every minute of my print class but I am also so happy that it is over for now!  Karen Adrienne, my instructor, promises that she will have an advanced print class in Spring in the evening when I can attend.  I am looking forward to it.  But till then I have all summer and fall to play with my surface designs and art quilts!  Yeah!

Beth and I got together on Friday and played with thickened dye.  The pictures of the monoprints are posted here on the Fire Blog.  But we did so much more than monoprinting!  We put the thickened dye into needle-nosed bottles and used it to draw lines and scribbles and writing.  Here are the process pictures.

And the washed, dried, and ironed finished piece with a detail shot.


  1. This looks interesting. How did you mix the dye, how did you thicken it and how did you set in on to the fabric? Did you put the salt and soda into the dye with the thickener? Or did you do something to the fabric. This sounds very interesting - sorry, so many questions!


  2. Hi! I just googled "eco dying New England" and was directed to your site. I really like seeing what you're up to. Where are you? I just did my first experiments eco dying and I'm looking for the best local plants to use for dying. I'm going to take some time and look at the rest of what you're doing. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love the colors and the handwritten words! So fresh to look at when all around are computerized fonts.

  4. I have really enjoyed following this blog and am nominating it for the Versatile Blogger Award. More details are available via my latest blog posting. Thanks for all the info that you share.


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