Sunday, July 04, 2010
Indigo happy dancing
I wanted an indigo dyed fabric with rust marks. But I didn't want to rust my fabric because I am afraid it will rust my sewing machine. I scrunched dyed some cotton poplin with orange rust procion dye. It came out orange with white marks. Then I stitched and tied the fabric and dipped it into my indigo bucket. You can see the results. (Two of the pieces were undyed)
I used the Hydros recipe in Janice Gunner's book, it was simple 'bung it in the bucket and stir' and it worked. The hydros bleached out the orange colour where it reached = the blue fabric with orange marks = happy dance.
Posted by Wendy at 4:53 pm