Featured Artist : Kathleen Clendennen | The Quilt Gal
I started out by getting some natural dye products from Dharma and then went on to Procion MX Dyes and Setacolor Transparent fabric paints. I have purchased hankies that I batiked with copper Tjaps from Dharma, but mostly work with 100% cotton fabrics. The picture of the back of the quilt is done with Setacolor Transparent fabric paints because I could not find colors that would go with the front. I usually add salt to or leaves and other items to make a pretty design with the Setacolor. The fish has a background that was discharged with bleach and I purchased the Bleach-Stop from Dharma as well as Bleach Thickener. But mostly, I enjoy making designs by folding or wadding the fabric prior to adding the Procion MX Dyes. Or, batiking a design in wax and then adding the Procion MX Dye. The big red cosmos flower was both Procion MX Dye and Setacolor Transparent fabric paints.
The Quilt Gal
Natural Dyes (from plants and insects)
Wide selection of Natural Dyes at discount prices! We also carry the mordants, supplies, and instructions for dyeing with natural 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!
Information and instructions on discharging.
Bleach-Stop (Sodium Thiosulfate)
Bleach Thickener 8 oz.
Add to regular bleach to thicken it so you can paint it on clothing for discharging. Holds up better than Alginate or Monogum.