DIAMOND SHIBORI TIE DYE PATTERN TUTORIAL

DIAMOND SHIBORI TIE DYE PATTERN TUTORIAL

This diamond pattern is really very simple to make with shibori folding techniques and an indigo vat.  I folded into the quarters and then accordion style on the diagonal.  Check out the video for the visuals.  I tied them up with paint sticks and string.  Then I dipped them in my indigo vat.  I'm using pre reduced indigo.  I have a kit available on my site for sale Indigo Kit
batik with washable glue

Easy Glue Resist Tutorial

Resist dyeing is typically done with wax, but I tried it with washable blue Elmers glue.  I made a simple geometric pattern that was pretty easy to draw. It's easy clean up and you can throw it in the washing machine.  I used a thiox indigo vat to dye this linen piece of fabric.  The linen takes the indigo very well.  I like to use a thiox vat because it doesn't need to soak for very long.  The glue gets soft when it's wet for too long and then it sticks to its self and starts to lift.  Using a dye that dyes quickly is the best way to avoid this. Thiox indigo vats are typically reliable and give a pretty consistent color.  

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.  

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.  

batik easter eggs pysanky dyed

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 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 Dye 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 STARBURST TECHNIQUE 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: