Hot! Ask: 9/5/11

Are there any dyeing or fabric painting techniques that you're interested in giving a try?


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Definitely shibori dyeing: I wish I could find better resources on how to do it!

  2. I’d love to try Shibori dyeing, too, but I’m also really interested in creating a painted fabric sample in a really abstract watercolor pattern and having it duplicated by Spoonflower.

  3. Honestly, I’m totally afraid of working with fabric dye. However, I love the results of your creation this week Mena – enough that I may give it a go at some point. I’ve also been tempted by the Frilly Lilly dress under MTL.

  4. I’ve been dying (no pun intended) to try ombre dyeing since I saw it on Michael’s webiste this summer. Seems easy and inexpensive to do. Just have to find the time and the right fabric.

  5. Well one of my favorite skirts had a run in with some cleaning product a few days ago, so its pale blue is going to be overdyed ombre style on the top tier to cover the spots. sigh! I would have really preferred not to have this experience but we shall see. k.