My newest art tool for painting, dyeing and rusting is my office stapler. Here I’ve used staples to rust silk – I stapled fabric, soaked it in vinegar and salt in a baggie and then BOOM, I got some great-looking marks! If I get little holes in the fabric or paper while taking the staples out, I can just use those hole as more design opportunities.
Learn How to Ice Dye | Easy Step-By-Step DIY Tutorial (updated May 2020)
This easy ice dye tutorial creates a fluid, organic pattern on a big piece of natural linen. If you've never dyed fabric before, it is super simple!
How I hand dye fabric: a dye tutorial
I've received several emails requesting more information on how I dye fabrics. Let me preface this post, then, by disclaiming my expertise! I am by no means a chemist nor even a particularly well-schooled dyer. I have been dyeing by the seat of my pants for about 13 years, but I do end up liking…
How to Dye Fabric with Chickpea Flour – Quilting Daily
Looking to stir up a little fun in the kitchen? Try dyeing with resists from the kitchen! You can create many of the same effects as wax batik techniques using resists off your pantry shelf. Flour paste resist is one of the most popular of these dyeing techniques. Just mix plain flour with cold water in a 1-1 ratio, spread it on fabric, and let dry. Gently scrunch the fabric and then paint dye over it. Let dry completely, rinse out the paste, and machine wash. You can create similar fabric…