theresa mARTin

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Indigo Dye

Experiments with pre-reduced indigo dye.

The best thing about summer is that it’s the ideal time to dye fabric. This was my first time setting up an indigo dye vat.  I love watching the fabric coming out of the vat with it’s strange green tint, then slowing changing into indigo as it hits the air.

 

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Dye Day Results – color and texture.

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Here are the results from the recent dye day at Artistic Artifacts. I’m pleased with the color and the variety of textures.  Can’t wait to try another batch.

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Dye Day at Artistic Artifacts

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A couple of times a year Judy Gula of Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria VA holds a Dye Day Class. It’s 3 hours of fun. For a small fee for the class, Judy provides a great space to work, the dye and chemicals AND she mixes the dye for you.  I highly recommend it.  Her shop is special too, and she carries a wide selection of gorgeous wooden printing blocks that are also available online.  I’m not affiliated with the shop in any way other than to be a big fan of Judy and Sharon who run the place with heart.

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For now, the dyed fabric is percolating in the warm sun for a day or two. I’ll show you the results when it’s all done.

 

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