Thursday, May 31, 2007

More dyeing!

I read about Jug dyeing on Workshop on the web I think, maybe Jane Dunneswold? I can't remember now but I wanted to have a go as I loved the patterns. They are somehow different to tie dye, more graffic and line based I guess. So I mixed up some green and purple dye.
Then I put the fabric in the jars and scrunched them good. i used cotton, muslin and a cotton polyester mix. Then I poured the dye over the dry fabric.
I tried one purple fabric wet but the patterns did not come out as clear so it will be your own preference that prevails, I rather the patterns you get with dry fabric.
These were all on dry fabric and as you can see the patterns are very clear. I like how they have turned out.
This is the piece that I used wet fabric in the jar for I like it but you can see it doesn't have as much clarity to it. I have used a stencil from stickers for the computer that my DH gets to help him see the keys (Hubby is registered blind for anyone who doesn't know!) I am going to us this piece for another padfolio for a swap with Jo on textiles challenges. I am going to over print with Copper in another block pattern.

12 comments:

Leanne Hurren said...

I read that article too Carol and fancied trying it - you've made it look really easy - is it? I like the results on the dried fabric too - very distinct patterns.

MargaretR said...

I did this in a class a few years ago Carol. We used a small jar and added three colours, some at the bottom and then a different colour in the middle and then another after pushing in the rest of the fabric piece which was slightly wet and soaked in soda if I remember correctly. It was some time ago. I like the stencilled one very much and look forward to seeing it finished.

Jacquelines blog said...

The colours look great Carol!

Joanna van said...

These are great Carol. I like what you did with the jar and the stenciled look is my favorite.

Joanna

Annica said...

I don't have a work space either. I think you've showed us some great ways to dye when you basically have to do it in the kitchen sink. Thanks for sharing!

Sue B said...

I think these all look great Carol!

Purple Missus said...

Ooh! I've never heard of this one before Carol. Something else to put on my list. Love the results you got.

Patti G. said...

These came out beautifully Carol! Wow, the patterns and varying shades are great!
Hugs,
Patti

Dianne said...

I'm going to try this Carol. Thanks for showing us - I really like the effect the cramming makes on the fabric.

Sarah said...

You got fantastic results - these are all wonderful! I'm gonna look that up, never heard of it before now, thanks!

Homeleightigger said...

These all look super Carol, and such a variation, subtle colours with tea and richer colours with the other dyes. Must admit I like it even more as you 'add' to the piece with stencilling/printing. Lucky Jo!

katelnorth said...

OOh, I have a set of those stickers (to replace letters which have worn off - personally I don't need them but the kids do) - I must quickly go find the rest of them, punch out the remaining letters and use the frame as a stencil - great idea!