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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.
I wanted to work with a B&W scheme: 100% cotton fabric Black Dye tray cardboard large clips water source fabric marker
First wet fabric
First fold in half lengthwise
Begin at one end and fan fold to center
fold other half and fold together
put two clamps on each end leaving bout 3" of fabric
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 ...
I needed to stir the dye bath for several minutes to disolve the lumpy solution.
Dip one clamped end of fabric in dye bath.
flip the fabric and dip opposite end in dye bath. (oops this photo is sideways!)
fold the fabric in half and dip the fold in dye bath.
Let fabric dry completly.
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.
Inset cardboard to give a firm surface to work on and avoid the fabric marker from bleeding through.
Use a fabric marker to draw into the dyed fabric to enhance your design.
I did some offset prints on paper with the wet dye when I unfolded my fabric.
Sometimes I use these papers for book covers or wrapping paper.
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