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New techniques

This week I am working on a lot of new pieces and color palettes. With the cotton tees I adapted a technique used with procion dyes that uses squirt bottles and dye powders to create patterns and color blends in one session. The tee in the photo is a shibori fold dyed with marigold and osage orange liquid extracts and madder and alkanet powder extracts. After squirting and painting the extracts on the tee, I wrap it in plastic and heat it in the microwave for two three minute sessions, then leave bundled overnight to set. We will see how it washes.