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Featured Artist : Katherine Stein |

 
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My Name is Katherine Stein and I create in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a natural “Fiber Loving Chick” and I Dye silk scarves for resale.  

I learned Shibori techniques from a friend and was dying primarily with PFD Cotton fabric.  After taking a batik class, the teacher had white silk scarves for sale. I bought a couple and, after using Shibori techniques I discovered a true match in heaven. The white Haboti silk scarves I get from Dharma come in a variety of sizes and shapes and they work wonderful with any technique I choose to use. (Shibori, Batik, Brush on, and Ice)  I like to imitate what I see nature. Sun rises and sets are great color blend inspirations. The stricking color contrasts in insects and butterflies also generate ideas. Dying with Ice has been a huge help in getting an “out of world” color experience and gives my work a water color effect.

Procion Fiber Reactive Dye is my favorite color application to use. Not only is there a broad range of color and value to use, they can be thickened with Sodium Alginate to create paint like texture which can then used like as paint but dries without a paint texture. They also work well with all different natural fibers like cotton, wool and of course silk. Clean up is really easy as well.

Using Procion Fiber Reactive Dyes I am able to replicate some of these inspirations to create a wonderful kaleidoscope of color and textures.

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Dharma Fiber Reactive Procion Dyes
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!
Sodium Alginate Thickener
Sodium Alginate Thickener

The most economical thickener for Fiber Reactive Dyes and works as a thickener for other liquids as well, including all liquid Silk Dyes.


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