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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Using up the Dye

I took a wonderful dye class a couple months ago using clamps and resists - the black piece with the dots and the silk with the circles next to it were the pieces from class. Since I wanted to use up the extra dye in the dypots, I decided to do a few experiments.

A little shibori on the peach and resists were used on the green.

These are some of my favorites dyeing first in a lighter shade before clamping and overdying.

These turned out just fabulous - dye painted on paper and which is then clamped to the silk and I was pretty thrilled to see how great these turned out. The one in the center is actual groups of very tiny muted flowers.


  1. These are glorious!! Who taught the class that you took? I would love to learn how to do this!!
    I look forward to all of your posts as all of your work is so inspiring!!

  2. Thanks Elizabeth! The instructor was Renate Moskowitz - she's a great teacher and a friend of friends. Every piece is so different, I could just keep at it for ever. I'm planning to save all the pieces in similar colorways to incorporate into felt fabric to use for a garment of some sort . . . . when I get some time and have enough.