TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL SERIES: GEO TRIANGLE PATTERN

TIE DYE SHIRT TUTORIAL SERIES: GEO TRIANGLE PATTERN

Usually Itajime patterns are made with indigo, but I wanted to use it with tie dye colors.  I am using procion dyes (or tie dye) with this traditional Japanese pattern for a cool twist on modern tie dye.  I wanted to go with a earthy color palette- inspired by the forrest or camouflage.  I did a poll on instagram and people voted to call this color palette "Forrest Scape"  I love that name.  

improv denim quilt

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.  

tie dye pattern 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.  

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.  

Check out my Skillshare Classes and Online Workshops: 

How to Ice for Beginners: You can get a free 14 day trial of Skillshare Premium with this link: https://skl.sh/3xKUPJf

Indigo Tie Dye Shibori for Beginners: You can get a free 14 day trial of Skillshare Premium with this link: https://skl.sh/3mPXk83 

Live Online Shibori  indigo Tie Dye for Beginners: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shibori-indigo-tie-dye-for-beginners-virtual-workshop-tickets-104093582708?keep_tld=1

marble dyeing on fabric tie dye and shaving cream

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.  

tie dye with shibori pattern

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:

indigo tie dye easy pattern- pole wrapped fabric dyeing

Pole Wrap Shibori- Arashi Variation

This pattern is really fun and very organic.  This is a take on Arashi Shibori.  Usually Arashi is a lot more neat and tidy, but I went with a more imperfect wrap.  This pattern reminds me of a geode or agate.  
Artist Interview Katrin Reifeiss- Talking Slow Fashion

Artist Interview Katrin Reifeiss- Talking Slow Fashion

I sat down with Kat Reifeiss to talk about making slow fashion and dyeing. She has two lines: Katrin Reifeiss and Wear Upstate. She is an experienced dyer with a line of handmade clothes and accessories. We talk about how she got started, her process and even get a little tour of her studio!
interview with susanna taylor natural dyer

Artist Interveiw: Susanna Taylor Natural Dyer

I sat down with Susanna Taylor to talk about natural dyeing and life!  She told me all about her 7+ years of dyeing experience.  We go over learning how to natural dye in the Amazon Rain Forest, and moving out of NYC
interview with lucy beizer natural dyer

Artist Interview: Lucy Beizer- Natural Dyer

I sit down with Natural dyer and textile artist Lucy Beizer to talk about her work.  She recaps her process, learning natural dyeing in Budapest, Hungary and her Dream Journal.