Friday, December 26, 2008

Dyeing and Embossing Velvet


I put the wood stamps under the fabric with the plush side down on the wood stamp and sprayed it with starch and used a iron for about a minute being careful to watch for scorching. Do not move the iron back and forth or you may move the material and not get a clear design.

Then I waxed here and there with a brush(Batiki) and then dyed the fabric in Navy blue. Again let it set covered in plastic for 24 hours. The under colors show through in some places. These are the wood blocks that I used to emboss the velvet.


I have been working to complete this for a while. This is two yards of rayon/silk velvet stretched on a frame. I used several bright procion dye colors and let it set for 24 hours covered in plastic.

5 comments:

Lora Martin said...

And some gorgeous new fabrics for those new, smaller clothes!

Jonadele Fashions said...

Thank you for noticing. Now I have to decide what to make out of it. I am going to wait until I get to the weight I would like to be at so that I have something to have as a goal.
Joan

Judy said...

I really like your wood stamps. Where did you get them? Congrats on the weight loss.

Jonadele Fashions said...

I got the wood stamps at a LA wearable art vendor at a meeting that I went to quite a while ago. I know that wood stamps are hard to find and I wish I could tell you somewhere to find them.

Jonadele Fashions said...

I got the wood stamps at a LA wearable art vendor at a meeting that I went to quite a while ago. I know that wood stamps are hard to find and I wish I could tell you somewhere to find them.