Featured Artist : Hugo |
Artist Bio / Statement
Hello! My name is John Wilkins and I have been working with a tie dye artist named Hugo for the past six years. I order his materials from Dharma trading and purchase and resell his shirts and tapestries. Hugo doesn't have a computer and has no real way to submit his work to your featured artists section of your website so I told him I would do it for him. I am also the one who takes all the photos of his work. Hugo started making tie dyes 27 years ago. He would sell them to support his travels with the Grateful Dead. By the end of the Dead years his artwork had become pretty famous in the live music scene. It's not uncommon to have several random people say "Nice Hugo" referring to your shirt, at your favorite live concert or maybe Walmart if you're on the east coast. Hugo uses Dharmas Procion dyes, Rayon Viscose Challis bolts, Cotton bolts, Cotton Velveteen and cotton pillow cases.
Dharma Products Used
Everything you need to know about Tie-Dye: How it's done, getting started, ideas and projects, materials, examples, advanced information and more!
Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
This is the #1 best dye we recommend for tie-dye, batik, dye-painting or screening, etc. on cotton, rayon, bamboo, Tencel®, linen and other natural fibers. Also for solid color dyeing and many other techniques!
Viscose Rayon Challis Import 55" wide
It's ideal for clothing because it drapes well and is soft to the skin after washing.
Huge selection of blank white Cotton Fabrics by the bolt and by the yard.
Cotton Velveteen 55"
Takes dyes like crazy!
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