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I was busy switching things around at home and decided that rather then invest in all new linens I would re vamp some older pieces.

Step 1: Supplies

I wanted to work with a B&W scheme:
100% cotton fabric
Black Dye
tray cardboard
large clips
water source
fabric marker

Step 2: Fabric

First wet fabric

Step 3: Folding

First fold in half lengthwise

Step 4:

Begin at one end and fan fold to center

Step 5:

fold other half and fold together

Step 6: Clamp Fabric

put two clamps on each end leaving bout 3" of fabric

Step 7: Dye Bath

Get your dye ready. I used a thickish fabric silkscreen dye that I had on hand. I needed to add about 3 tablespoons to 2 cups water. Make the water as hot as possible.
Follow directions for whatever type of dye you choose to use.

Step 8:

I needed to stir the dye bath for several minutes to disolve the lumpy solution.

Step 10: Dipping the Fabric

Dip one clamped end of fabric in dye bath.

Step 11:

flip the fabric and dip opposite end in dye bath. (oops this photo is sideways!)

Step 12:

fold the fabric in half and dip the fold in dye bath.

Step 13: Un Fold the Pillow Sham

Step 14: Un Clamp the Pillow Sham

Step 15: Un Fold Completly

Step 16: Dry

Let fabric dry completly.

Step 17: Iron

The dye I used directed me to iron my fabric with as hot an temp. as possible to set the dye. Follow directions for your dye.

Step 18: Cardboard

Inset cardboard to give a firm surface to work on and avoid the fabric marker from bleeding through.

Step 19: Fabric Marker

Use a fabric marker to draw into the dyed fabric to enhance your design.

Step 20: Finished Pillow Sham.

Step 21: Extra/Extra

I did some offset prints on paper with the wet dye when I unfolded my fabric. 

Step 22: Just for Fun

Sometimes I use these papers for book covers or wrapping paper.
I wish I had just a smidge of your creativity and talent! <br>LOVE THIS <br>(and you) <br>xox
The design with the fabric marker rather than the dyeing looks good
Thanks....I think I should have used different dye. The dye I used is made for silk screening on fabric it was pretty thick, like greek yogurt!
Oooh! I really like that :)
Thank You......I'm kinda happy with the results too!!!

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