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Featured Artist : Greg Anderson | Dye Monster
Artist Bio / Statement
Howdy! I am Greg Anderson, and I am addicted to tie-dye. ((Hi, Greg!)) I got serious about it back in the late 1980s, and pretty much lived to tie-dye until I copped out and decided to finish up my degree in 1994, eventually going to work as an analytical chemist in 1998. During this dark period, I was only dyeing once or twice a year, usually for charity or to teach others.
I got laid off in 2010 and discovered that I really didn't enjoy being a chemist nearly so much as I enjoyed being a tie-dye artist, so I formed DyeMonster.com in 2012, and now I am back at it full-time. Working from home gave me a chance to care for my wife who was (successfully) battling cancer at the time, and allowed me to schedule around her needs. I mostly enjoy doing t-shirts, but occasionally I do some tapestries, bandanas, dresses, leggings, and other garments. I find the dynamics of dye chemistry quite fascinating, and strive to learn a little more every day about both the art and science of tie-dye. I prefer to fold and tie my pieces using rubber bands and sinew rather than stitching, and I use Dharma Procion-type fiber reactive dyes for most of my work. I am located in Richland in eastern Washington State.
Check out my webpage www.dyemonster.com and be sure to 'like' DyeMonster on Facebook!
Dharma Products Used
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!
Yeah baby, a pound of rubber bands!
Flat Sinew is a flat, waxed polyester thread that is waterproof, rot proof, resistant to stretch, and extremely strong. Use for tie-dye instead of rubber bands.
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