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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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