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Topic: Castle-Top pattern dyeing? Help?  (Read 631 times)
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« on: July 13, 2009 02:13:04 PM »

Ok, so I need advice on how to accomplish this pattern using dye, or watered-down Fabric paint... It's not my first time Dyeing something, but it's my first attempt at a pattern.

The fabric itself is white, and I need to do a mauve/pink castle-top pattern along some of the hems. I've got plenty of room to hang it up on a brace , so even super-messy ideas are perfectly welcome.

I'm going to sew the basic outfit first, out of cotton, (Because it would be accurate for a desert-climate dress) to get the hem right before I add colour, but the gold trima nd stuff (obviously) will go on later.

Eventhe craziest ideas are welcome!! Thankies!!

You just TRY to get me away from my sewing machine.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009 06:42:10 PM »

I was thinking I could either hang up the thing outside on a brace and dye-pain the design on, or I could make a giant foam stamp and use that...

You just TRY to get me away from my sewing machine.
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009 05:35:58 PM »

How about a stencil and flexible fabric paint (or paint combined with textile medium)? I think dye would bleed too much.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009 02:43:42 PM »

that might work. My last experience with textile medium didn't come out pretty. Any tips?

You just TRY to get me away from my sewing machine.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009 08:20:37 PM »

I've never used textile medium myself. I've worked with dye a fair amount though and wouldn't use it in this instance because it would want to spread (unless it's significantly thickened).
Maybe try the stenciling board for some tips about textile medium: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=346.0
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