Thursday, June 13, 2013
I've cleaned the house, the studio and the porch, so now I am ready to go to the airport and pick up my cousin Celeste. We are going to try out all my dyeing techniques in just two and a half days. She is bringing her own muslin, but of course we have lots more here to share and that includes some other cottons, and silks.
We'll do solids, textures, maybe a little tie dye and then Special Editions too. I'll be blogging (she says...) the process as well as the product, so heads up, future dyers. It will all be explained here.
This is a solid color which will be massaged and then squeezed till all the excess dye is in the dishpan, and then the fabric will go into a baggie or a plastic container and allowed to sit in the hot sun for a while as we continue to dye more colors. The fabric is prepared for dyeing muslin, prewashed and then soaked in water+soda ash, wrung out and then the dye solution is poured on. Simple!
The Special Editions...stay tuned for more on this technique when we get to it.
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