Monday, January 21, 2008

Method 3 Vat Dying*

Prescour fiber
Create dye solution and submerge fabric into it thus creating the resist
Activate the dye solution and allow chemical reaction to occur
Remove excess dye solution
* Please note these are not detailed instructions for these methods just an outline. I will provide some links to places to find some more detailed instructions and more good stuff a bit later

This is the method used to create everything from a solid color to marbleized patterns. The variables here are how tightly the fabric is packed into the dye bath and how much it is moved around in there. Loose/ lots of movement = even/ solid color. Tight/ little movement = uneven/ variable color.
The next post will cover books and links that I like as well as some good sources for supplies.

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