11.25.2010

DYE JOB

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My first two years of university were spent in the textile/fibre arts program at ACAD and that's where I learned everything I know about dying (the fabric kind, not the no-living kind). It's probably also the last time I dyed any fabric until this week, which is weird cause I LOVE dying.

I'm so happy with how these pieces turned out, I hardly want to sell them. I used a shibori technique I learned in school on a habotai silk. The process is a lot of work and destroys my fingers but I totally think the results are worth it. The pattern is a super loose tank top I made myself last winter and which I love to wear thrown over black skinnies. The pink top is double dyed and it came out that perfect shade of pale peach that puts roses in your cheeks, which is good, I was worried it might turn out orange. The blue tank is my favorite though, I'm finding it hard to let it out of my sight.

Now I just want to dye everything.

Here's the before shot:

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And during:

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And the great reveal:

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Though it pains me a little, I'll have four of each for sale at Smart Design Mart and will be putting them in my Etsy shop early next week. I know I'll be making more of these soon.

9 comments:

  1. I love how it turned out. Great work!

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  2. These are so beautiful Liz! I love the blue one!

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  3. wowowowooww!!!! elizabeth, these are gorgeous! they're gonna sell like hotcakes!

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  4. the dyeing is sooo even! Fantastic, Elizabeth!

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