Have you ever wondered how much dye you should be using when you ice dye? I think crafters often tend to also be thrifty, so the thought of wasted dye is likely as annoying to… Read More »How Much Dye Powder Should You Use For Ice Dyeing?
I, being the fairly unfashionable sort of person that I am, have a wardrobe consisting entirely of sweatshirts and tank tops. I literally wear sweatshirts daily – and yes, even in summer – because apparently… Read More »Does Tie Dye Fade Over Time? A Real World Example
Ice dyeing can create some beautiful designs but it comes with a lot of unpredictability. Since I’m typically a person who like to know exactly how things are going to look when they’re done my… Read More »How Do You Control Color When Ice Dyeing?
A while back I talked about how adding extra soda ash to turquoise when ice dyeing can help you achieve deeper colors due to turquoise’s long cure time. So if additional soda ash helped make… Read More »Should You Always Add Extra Soda Ash When Ice Dyeing?
Everyone always says that you need to let tie die sit for about 24 hours before rinsing for the best colors, but I never was able to find any actual facts to back that up.… Read More »Do You Really Need to Let Tie Dye Sit for 24 Hours?
After I made our Squirrelfriend t-shirts I was curious as to how well the Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink would hold up over time. I was a bit skeptical that it wouldn’t eventually wear off… Read More »Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink Washability
I had some test samples left over from my flower wrap skirt and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to really see how procion fiber reactive dye and Jacquard’s textile paint held up… Read More »Procion Dye and Jacquard Textile Paint Washability Test
Last week I talked about turned edge applique using interfacing which is my favorite way to add appliques. This week I want to share a method for applique that had disastrous results. It’s called fusible… Read More »Fusible Interfacing: A Cautionary Tale (and a Stitch Comparison)