Resist spray technique. Lay crumpled cheesecloth, lace, washers etc on the fabric, spray with a bleach solution. Leaves an amazing pattern

Resist-and-Spray Technique for Dyeing Fabric

Resist spray technique. Lay crumpled cheesecloth, lace, washers etc on the fabric, spray with a bleach solution. Leaves an amazing pattern

A piece of cheesecloth draped over the fabric yields an intricate pattern when sprayed with a fine mist of bleach solution.

Resist-and-Spray Technique for Dyeing Fabric

A piece of cheesecloth draped over the fabric yields an intricate pattern when sprayed with a fine mist of bleach solution.

sun dying with lace, mini-tutorial by LuAnn Kessi (shows other examples of this technique).

sun dying with lace, mini-tutorial by LuAnn Kessi (shows other examples of this technique).

Natural Organic Fabric Dyes

Natural Organic Fabric Dyes

How to dye fabric with rust by Laurie Brooks. This is an interesting technique. Remember that it will weaken your fabric.

From Old Metal to New Textile with Rust Fabric Dyeing

How to dye fabric with rust by Laurie Brooks. This is an interesting technique. Remember that it will weaken your fabric.

More Sun Printing Fabric with Dye-na-Flow - Bloom, Bake & CreateBloom, Bake & Create

More Sun Printing Fabric with Dye-na-Flow - Bloom, Bake & CreateBloom, Bake & Create

Ammonite design in shibori by Annabel Wilson. Top shows outline stitching and below the finished design.Townhill Studio

Ammonite design in shibori by Annabel Wilson. Top shows outline stitching and below the finished design.Townhill Studio

Ellen Greco shared this lovely image on Instagram of her results from dyeing with red cabbage, blackberries,  blueberries...

Ellen Greco shared this lovely image on Instagram of her results from dyeing with red cabbage, blackberries, blueberries...

Twist shirt, spray bleach, then add colors...or just leave bleached. Fun activity for the kids while at the cabin! by Superduper

Twist shirt, spray bleach, then add colors...or just leave bleached. Fun activity for the kids while at the cabin! by Superduper

work in progress: fabric dyeing

work in progress: fabric dyeing

Glue Batik   (Can use peel off method on canvas)

Glue Batik (Can use peel off method on canvas)

Create colorful batik fabric using melted crayons.  Easy-ish tutorial (some messiness will be involved)

How to make Batik Fabric with Crayons

Create colorful batik fabric using melted crayons. Easy-ish tutorial (some messiness will be involved)

button frame

Cute as a Button Baby Photo Frame Favors

button frame

One of the coolest DIY abstract art pins I've ever seen, hands down.

30 ways to make Abstract Art projects

One of the coolest DIY abstract art pins I've ever seen, hands down.

fabric printing with bleach/Dyeing fabric with bleach.  Applying ordinary household bleach to dark, natural-fiber fabrics, either by spraying or brushing the bleach on flat fabric (Resist-and-spray technique), or by dipping the fabric in it, after protecting part of the surface in some way from contact with the bleach. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach

Dyeing with Bleach

fabric printing with bleach/Dyeing fabric with bleach. Applying ordinary household bleach to dark, natural-fiber fabrics, either by spraying or brushing the bleach on flat fabric (Resist-and-spray technique), or by dipping the fabric in it, after protecting part of the surface in some way from contact with the bleach. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach

Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern. Tie the thread ends together in pairs, holding tightly. Be careful not to let it loosen up while tying.

Pull up the threads from their loose ends. I must stress this: use ALL of your might without breaking the threads to tighten up, scrunching your piece into a tiny, tight mass. Otherwise, the dye will be able to seep in and you won’t get a clear pattern. Tie the thread ends together in pairs, holding tightly. Be careful not to let it loosen up while tying.

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