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« on: April 20, 2010 03:45:36 AM »

Last Saturday I went on a 'transfer magic' course, I'd always been a bit cautious of disperse dyes, but had a go!
Here are some of my samples, comments welcome  Smiley



I like how the skeleton leaf gives a delicate resist


Using stencils



Using shiny fabrics


A fern resist - I've started stitching around, though i think it needs something... beads/felt flower? any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 05:40:25 AM »

Oh I LOVE those!  Do you have any information about it you can point us to?  I have not heard of this before and would love to read up more on it.  I love the leaf prints especially.  How beautiful would this be as a duvet cover or wall art!?!

For the fern, simple is nice.  Maybe use some small seedbeads or stitches to simulate the seeds on the underside?  But I think it looks great as is.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 06:13:42 AM »

These are all really beautiful!
I really love the one that you used the stencil on...
and I think that seed beads would look really nice (on the already pretty) fern.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 06:27:15 AM »

Hello

Thanks for your nice comments!

Here is a link that explains a bit more about these dyes...
http://www.fibrecrafts.com/resource/fact_file/dyes/disperse_dyes.asp

You painted the dye on to nonabsorbent paper (we used layout paper), wait until it dries and then iron it on to synthetic fabric (It has to be synthetic - but I forget why!).  Each 'painting' can be used 3-4 times, though the effect is slightly paler each time.  To do the resist, just put leaves (or anything else) in between the fabric and the painted paper.  For the stencils, I painted with the dyes on normal stencils and printed these on paper before transferring on to the fabric.  I hope that makes sense!

I'm sure there must be people on this board who know a bit more about it that me!  Cheesy

Some more info here...
http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/store/home.php?cat=402
http://www.pburch.net/dyeing/dispersedye.shtml
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 06:36:13 AM »

I don't know anymore than you do about disperse dyes but I love them!  i used to know why it had to be synthetic but i don't remember.  I agree about the seed beeds.  and i LOVE the leaf resist one...
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2010 09:27:19 AM »

This is what I have been looking for forever. Thank you so much for the links, and I plan to do some work on the multitudes of synthetics in my fabric stash.
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2010 12:50:01 PM »

So it is specifically for synthetics!  Nice - thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2010 12:20:49 PM »

Thanks for your comments.  Just to add, I did as suggested and added a sprinkle of seed beads.  I think it works well - thanks for your input!  Cheesy



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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010 12:18:21 PM »

This is a really cool technique!!  Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010 06:21:05 PM »

That adds a very pretty, and whimsical touch of sparkle Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2011 02:03:49 PM »

Thank you!

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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011 06:42:52 PM »

These are lovely! I have done a little of this many years ago I have never seen the resist method with the leaves before Its so wonderfully delicate. The reason you use synthetic is because thats what the dyes have been formulated for they would just wash away from natural fabrics In fact they are made exclusively for polyester you need to use a 100% polyester fabric for the best results!
Great work please post more if you have another go I'd love to see them Smiley
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