Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Dye Day at Artistic Artifacts

Judy Gula, fabric artist and owner of Artitist Artifacts, occasionally holds a Dye Day workshop. I've wanted to go for a long time and saved up hoarded some great fabric to use. At the moment the fabric is waiting in jars in the sun for 24 hours.

We used Procion Dyes and dyed inside wide mouthed mason jars. The dyes are available online at Dharma Trading or Pro Chemical.

Some of them look muddy and some look awesome already. I can't wait until tomorrow to see what I've done.  It's a mystery.

Row of Mason Jars with Fabric and Dye

Looks like a nice purple.


Hot!

This might be my favorite in the jars. I wonder what it will look like when it's dry?
I'll show you soon.

6 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

Yum! Can't wait to see! I've never seen anyone dye in jars before. This may be the solution to my lack of space!

theresa martin said...

It does not take a lot of space at all and is not as messy as you might expect. I'll publish photos later when I wash out the fabric and dry them off. It will definitely be a surprise.

The instructor recommended this book: Color by Accident
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/1392-AA.shtml?lnav=books.html

Jan said...

Did you use various fabrics or the same kind?
Actually, I love the look of those colorful jars on the table. It'd be a great photo (hint hint) for a card!
Breathlessly awaiting the unveiling of your dye process. I could be tempted to try it (I get the Dharma catalog).
waiting.....waiting...tap tap tap....

J

theresa martin said...

I used many different textures of fabrics and some prints too. I think I got some mud in at least one jar, but most of them look really good. We'll know soon. tap tap tap together.

~*~Patty S said...

ooo how exciting ... hope you weren't out in the hot hot hot !

Love the fruits of your labor already...pretty colors!

You make me want to give this a whirl
oxo

Frieda Oxenham said...

Yummy, those are the sort of pots I love! The fabrics look gorgeous already like that and I can't wait to see what the finished pieces will look like!