Colour Blocking - with Thickened Dyes! It's a very versatile technique that I'm super excited about!
One of the many advantages of using fiber reactive dyes is their versatility, they can be used in dye baths, flat dyeing, and when thickened, can be used as a paint. Thickened dyes are suitable for screen printing, stamping, working with stencils and freeform applications.
Their advantage over acrylic paint is twofold, they do not change the hand of the fabric, allowing the fabric to remain soft and supple despite repeated applications, plus thickened dyes are transparent, so layers of dye will change intensity, value and colours, giving the artist a wide range of possible uses for their created cloth.
Great effects are achieved when you use many colours for printing!
Intrigued? Then pick up a copy of the latest Quilting Arts magazine, or learn at one of my Studio Workshops I'm teaching in early 2015. You can read further details here:
I hope to see you there!