Hand painting fabric and resist

Filling in with Dyes

Today, I wanted to experiment with black gutta as a resist. This is a different approach for me as I enjoy the more painterly effects of hand mixed thickeners to dyes. The effect is bold and deliberate and care must be taken to watch the thickness of the lines. I suggest using  Dharma Trading Company’s Pebeo Water Based in Tubes.

 

 

Resist Lines

Resist Lines

Filling in with Dyes

Adding Summer Colors

After the gutta dries thoroughly I begin to work on the dying. Often I find myself excited to start the process of painting and the gutta is still not dry. In that case a hair dryer on high heat moves it along quickly. Here you can see I used the gutta partially to resist an area and in part to accent design.

Enjoy the process,

Lorraine

5 thoughts on “Hand painting fabric and resist”

  1. Kate
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    Very exciting!!!

  2. Mary NK
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    I enjoy seeing the process – thank you for sharing that with us. Your “before & after” (or “during”?) photos make me curious about how other colors would change the mood of this same design.

    • Lorraine Cahill
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      I plan on posting a video in the future to show more of the process and hopefully inspire other people interested in fiber art. The colors are unlimited and part of the joy of creating. Thank you for looking at my blog, check in again soon. -Lorraine

  3. Nancy Ryan
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    Hi Lorraine! Candace and Jack gave me one of your beautiful scarves for Christmas. (I was ready to buy one so I was beyond excited when I saw my gift) I love your art and wanted you to know how much I will treasure the scarf you created forever! Means so much to me and will think of the amazing person that created it everytime I wear it. Love, Nancy

    • Lorraine Cahill
       ·  Reply

      Thank you Nancy! I am thrilled that someone I find so amazing will be wearing one. Love your great big heart! -L

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