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Posts Tagged "hand dyed"

Before embroidering…

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Before embroidering…

I have one assigment for this week, for Printing & Dyeing class, which requisite is using at least one technique of dyeing. I decided to embroider. But before I dyed my cotton floss with natural dyes. They were dyed with madder, logwood, cochoneal, coffee, tea, onion, saffron and avocado. Let’s start the...

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Scars

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Fibre Art | 0 comments

Scars

My piece for Printing &Dyeing, represent scars we bring on our body and soul caused by both physical and verbal violence. The broken heart. The knots in stomach. The slashes caused by over criticism. The stab in the back. The sexual violence. The floss and the dress were dyed by me using natural...

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Dyeing in a microwave: the absolutely experimental method

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Dyeing in a microwave: the absolutely experimental method

How to make your own colors at home. It’s easier than you think. You’re going to need: a skein of 100% wool yarn a microwave oven (of course) dyes (for this tutorial I use Jacquard, easily found to buy online) a recipient that can be put in a microwave vinegar water plastic spoons Before you start adding colors, leave your yarn in a solution of water + vinegar (3 Tbs for each 100gr of yarn) for at least 30 minutes. Be sure that all parts are moist. Then, add your colors. In this...

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What a feeling…

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Do you know when you have many things to do and you don’t know where/how to start? That’s me today. A huge to do list waiting to be done, but there is always some thing that prevent me to finish it. :-/ At least, thanks to Leti, I started making some handdyed experiences with 100gr of Rambouillet (as soft as merino). Big news coming soon.

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Multicolor

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Multicolor

The last two days were dedicated to dye yarn. As it was the first time I did this in large scale, I was frightned to do something wrong. But fortunately I got marvelous colors and I am happy with the result. My label is done too. Almost...

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