dip dye fabric tutorial

DIP DYEING FABRIC WITH INDIGO- OMBRE TUTORIAL

Dip dyeing is such a beautiful and simple technique.  Another name for dip dyeing is ombre.  Ombre is having a moment when it comes to hair dyeing and nails- but its also possible to do it on fabric! It's simple but a little tricky.  I takes patience but it's worth the time and effort.  

MAKING TIE DYE KITS FOR A VIRTUAL EVENT

MAKING TIE DYE KITS FOR A VIRTUAL EVENT

I decided to make a studio vlog of prepping for a large tie dye event.  This is how it works- I make my deluxe tie dye kits for all the participants and sending them out before the event.  Then I teach the class and everyone tunes in.  Sounds like fun right?  This is a great way to connect with others, celebrate a big event or boost team building within your company.  

RECYCLED DENIM QUILTED PILLOW

RECYCLED DENIM QUILTED PILLOW

I love to quilt with denim, even though it's a little rowdy.  I love all things indigo and denim is the most popular thing to be made with indigo.  I made a quilt years ago with denim and gathered all types of vintage jeans to make it.  I couldn't bare to throw out the scraps, so I kept them.  

BATIK EGGS-  SET UP AND TUTORIAL

BATIK EGGS- SET UP AND TUTORIAL

I've been making batik eggs since I was a little kid. They are so fun and delicate.  I love to come up with patterns- modern and traditional patterns on eggs.  
TIE DYE WITH MODERN COLORS

TIE DYE WITH MODERN COLORS

I'm so excited to launch my Modern Tie Dye Kits.  They are so fun and fresh.  Each kit comes with dyes, 3 things to dye, supplies to tie everything up and a free tutorial video.  You will get enough dye to tie dye more than what's in the kit, so if you have some extra t-shirts or totebags you can tie them up too.  What's your favorite colorway?  I love them all but mine is Desert Sunset. :) Here's my latest video of the reveals.  

April 05, 2021 — Catherine Ruhl
tie dye pillows

SEW WITH ME VLOG- SEWING SHIBORI PILLOWS

I love to make shibori pillows.  I have a selection of premade pillows and then many are made to order.  I think they are a great way to give a modern fun lift to your sofa or bedroom.  I made a sew with me vlog to give you a little behinds the scenes peak of me in action.  

MARBLING TIE DYE TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

MARBLING TIE DYE TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

 I've been wanting to try marble dyeing for quite some time. I had some left over dye from my modern colors tie dye kit- click link to see.  So I broke out the shaving cream and got to work!  I love the way it turned out and can't wait to try it again.  

March 19, 2021 — Catherine Ruhl
MODERN TIE DYE TECHNIQUES TUTORIAL

MODERN TIE DYE TECHNIQUES TUTORIAL

I've been playing with a lot of tie dye lately.  I wanted to incorporate traditional shibori techniques with modern colors and tie dye.  So i decided to do a kumo shiobori tie and use my arctic waters tie dye kit as the dye.  It's a departure from the usual indigo and it's fun to branch out colorwise.  The kit is available here:

March 15, 2021 — Catherine Ruhl
DENIM UPCYCLE- I DYED MY STAINED JEANS WITH INDIGO

DENIM UPCYCLE- I DYED MY STAINED JEANS WITH INDIGO

These Jeans have bad grass stains on the knees. I wanted to cover the stains so I decided to dip them into my indigo vat.  I dipped them multiple times and let them get semi dry in between.  I finally let them dry completely and washed them on hot and with an extra rinse.  

SHIBORI TSHIRT UPCYCLE

SHIBORI TSHIRT UPCYCLE

One of my favorite things to do with dyeing is to upcycle clothes that are stained or a little worn.  Dyeing them brings new life and makes them look new.  I did a semi circle pattern for this one and it turned out really great.