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  • Help with Resist Painting

    Hi Everyone, My question is about what's the best way to paint a resist design on fabric. I've used the Elmer's blue glue, and it drives me crazy - the dye I used to paint over it washes out quicker than the glue!!! I used Dye-na-flow, and I now have a very faded piece of fabric with hard...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by roselegge on 30 Apr 2011
  • Re: Forum Challenge - It's My Nature

    "Peachy Posy" is among many FIRSTS in my life recently! We had a stormy Montana spring and those rainy skies became the inspiration for this design which began first as a sketch while longingly gazing out the window. It represents many "firsts" in my life, one of which was a time...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by lesliemcneil on 15 Nov 2010
  • Re: Opinions on online courses

    I have taken 5 classes at QuiltUniversity.com. It's terrific! They post new lessons every friday so you can begin working on your new homework that weekend. Most classes run from 3 to 6 weeks. They have a forum where you can post questions and interact with other students which is very helpful. Most...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by auraquilts on 26 Feb 2010
  • Peasant blouse as canvas.

    Anyone want to join me in (re)creating a peasant blouse out of a large button down shirt then dyeing and surface designing it? Check out this post And my next Video Prompt challenge will be posted tomorrow...Soy WAX!!!!! Feel up to it?
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by MellyT on 21 Jul 2009
  • Re: shaving creme marbling

    Caren- Your efforts with marbling look good. A demonstrator at a recent Sewing Expo used shaving cream for a silk screen project. She mentioned that it is not necessary to scrape off the excess cream as it evaporates in time. There is a residue of filminess left behind which comes off after heat setting...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by Quilnan on 3 Jul 2009
  • Re: Setting fabric dyes

    Hi... again. You are speaking my language here! I say, thicken it. It will stay where you intend it to be if you thicken it. With MX dyes, you must batch but unlike with some paints this doesn't mean heat setting, it means placing in a sealed container over night.
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by MellyT on 18 Jun 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    It did not do as I expected. The primaries that made up the colors did weird things on their own in the grn, orange and purple. The color brightened somewhat, and it streaked in the secondaries . I died the center 1/3 of each piece. I used cotton yarn to tie off each end of the third and put the center...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by TheNeedler on 11 May 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    Oops Jim, about the scorching! I guess I should have said that when I nuke it, I nuke it with the fabric in the dye solution and clingfilm on top! Think of it like you would cook food. you need to be sure there is some water going on in there. The colver makes it so the steam stays in to dish. Some people...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Sandy Snowden on 10 May 2009
  • Re: Dyeing with easter egg dye

    Jim, I did some fabric with Easter egg dyes someone sent me from America. I did it how the box said for eggs. It worked well for wool and silk. According to the article, Which I don't think I can get here, what do you do differently for fabric? I still have a few tablets left. thanks,
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Sandy Snowden on 5 May 2009
  • Dyeing with easter egg dye

    I recently read an article about dyeing fabric with easter egg dye, but for the life of me cannot find the article now. I have 10 yards of cheese cloth, 14 boxes of easter egg dye kits (all the supermarket had left over at .49 cents ea.) and spare time all at once; but for the life of me cannot find...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by TheNeedler on 3 May 2009