City & Guilds Textiles – Patchwork & Quilting: Summer School

July 2, 2016

I had intended on posting this last Thursday. Best laid plans and all that!

Our final practical day at college was Thursday. It was the day I had been looking forward to the most as we were having a go at Indigo dyeing.

Thursday’s video shows the process and all the different resists that we tried. We also had a go with some UV reactive fabric paints but sadly the sun disappeared at the crucial moment. I plan on using them again with the kids at some point so I will share that another time.

I loved the Indigo dyeing and I was really pleased with my results.

This first collage shows what I did to the fabrics (I didn’t have a picture of my marble weights top right).


And here are the results. The fabrics are in the same boxes as above, so you can see what created each effect.


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1 Comment

  • Reply Neame July 26, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Lovely! What a treat to have self-dyed fabrics – and look! they’re lovely. I would enjoy working with these. I’m betting you will too.

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