Monday, August 17, 2009

Direct Dye

Last week my friend Eileen was encouraging me to try dipping my ready-for-dye fabrics into soda ash solution (the dye fixative) first and then dyeing them. I have done some pieces before, but when I saw Martha Lever's direct dye pieces on her blog a couple of days ago, I was inspired to try that method again.


Here are the results:

Foam brush and lightly diluted dye...
Foam piece, painted on the side and used as a stamp...
Wood block with strips of weather stripping glued to it for use as a stamp.

Fun!




2 comments:

Martha Lever said...

Hi Anita,
Your are beautiful! I had such fun dyeing the cloth strips. Love your blog---it inspires me!!! Thanks for the link. :)

Anita said...

You're welcome! I love your blog too.