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#51 Depends

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

I bought a box of A&H washing soda....  It is the same exact stuff as soda ash...   $4.00!



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:31 PM

a guy @ Pearl Panits gave me that tip when they were out of soda ash a long time ago.

 

When i went back to the same store to re up on the dyes this year, the new guy was pushing the soda ash on anyone who was even looking at the dyes on the rack. Small package was like $4.00

 

now if there was only a bigger market, we could make a killing

1 large box would prolly make 10 small packages = profit



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

looks like i'll be getting the new batch o dyes today :)



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

20-25 shirst and some sheets tied over the weekend, going for the soak, dry + dye this time - the colors looked brighter on the last batch i did this way.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

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did a dozen shirts this weekend.   Colors were great.  But I think I didn't batch long enough.   After rinse out and wash, they faded.  And not just a little.  All the reds looked rust color.

 

Goodwill is gonna get a bunch of tie dyes...

 

Shame too, 'cause I was doing a new (for me) method of tying.  Came out great...

 

 

So Feck, You have success with tying, then soak, then dry, then dye?   I always soak>dry>tie>dye, but wondered if soaking while already tied would work well.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:25 PM

I usually tie, soak, dye while wet, rest - bagged for 24-48hrs then wash.

never really had any problems, excpt for when i rush the waiting part.

 

I got a head of myself last time and a lot dried before i could get to dye them.

 

i think the real keys are ph, dye strength and time.

the more time, the betterer.

 

changing the steps / order of the steps will change the results - all part of the variety available.

 

same goes for unwrapping and washing right way, vs drying after untieing then washing. 

washing right away, the pattern will stay sharper, after, it will bleed more.

 

dry dying seems to have more control on the dyes with less bleeding, wet dying the colors bleed more.

depending on how much fixer is used, i think i can get the rubber bands/string tighter and keep some fixer out of where the bands are, adding more variations in shading.

 

every step changes the reslut.

the combinations are endless.

 

i attempted the mandala folds again, getting better at tying them, which seems to be the key, along with the pleated folds.  if the angle is not right, you just wide up with circles. i also ironed a few to see how they compaire to un ironed ones. crisper lines (?)



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:47 PM

I used to dye while wet, but the last few times I dyed dry.  I used a lot less dye, it seemed to soak better.  I also started using string instead of rubber bands, lines are crisper, that is for sure, but it takes a bit to get the dye to soak up.

 

This is a good video for folding a mandala

 



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 02:50 PM

and this is a good FB group:

 

 

https://www.facebook...location=stream



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:08 PM

i'll have to see if i can see them from home, can't see much when i'm in the office, fb get's me the no surfing warning :).

 

i did look at a few before i started - that fold was not in the book i have.

 

i noticed i used less dye on the dry dyeing too, partly what motivated this attempt.



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

Does the book have the Dirty Ho fold?



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

Does the book have the Dirty Ho fold?

That is a bend, not a fold...  :lol:



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

Actually, it's more of a roll.   :wink:



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

Does the book have the Dirty Ho fold?

 

yes, same book, technical term = shibori.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:17 AM

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The one on the left is a dirty ho style  :lol:



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

:rolling:



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:38 PM

the new batch has been soaked, and is now drying



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:20 AM

depends, NICE job! :clapping:

 

dave, i am bummed we couldnt get together to dye again this year...determined to make it happen somehow next year!



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 01:02 PM

we knew it was going to be tough, given the chioce, we'd would rather have you @ the vibes



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:45 PM

:D



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

I tried a couple more shibori style last night.   I think I'm going to experiment with that style and see what happens.

 

 

dirty ho'd



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

I tried a couple more shibori style last night.   I think I'm going to experiment with that style and see what happens.

 

 

dirty ho'd

 

 

I'm JBetty and I approve this message.   :jamguy:



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

ok, big weekend of dying, only 3 left to dye, but prolly have enought dye for 5 mixed up.

i'll do a final count once i'm done, but i'd estiamte 25 shirts + 3 tapestries.

bulls eye or mandalas , depending - no dirty ho's

i'll let them sit until Friday and wash them out before Futhur.



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 11:21 AM

looks like the estimate was dead on, + an  orange and black tiger stripe for a certain leg humper.

 

off to the laundry for 3 wash cycles



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

perhaps a late fall dye session? :huh:

 

i am dyeing ( :blush: couldnt resist) to do up a few sets of sheets/pillowcases!

considering some curtains, too...

 

i want my bedroom to look like wavy gravy's wardrobe except less 'rainbow-y' and more blue/green/purple-y :D



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

perhaps a late fall dye session? :huh:

 

i am dyeing ( :blush: couldnt resist) to do up a few sets of sheets/pillowcases!

considering some curtains, too...

 

i want my bedroom to look like wavy gravy's wardrobe except less 'rainbow-y' and more blue/green/purple-y :D

You will need to have an exposed apple sack showing to pull off a proper wavy



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Posted 11 July 2013 - 01:18 PM

You will need to have an exposed apple sack showing to pull off a proper wavy

::shudders::

 

no amount of mind-scrubbing will erase that image :shocked:

 

i never knew they COULD hang that low :one:



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:37 AM

Looking good brah. Banned Camp is gonna be colorful.

Do me a favor make me a king sized sheet one. I will give you the $$. Can even pay pal ya now.



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The one on the left is a dirty ho style  :lol:



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 02:18 AM

Looking good brah. Banned Camp is gonna be colorful. Do me a favor make me a king sized sheet one. I will give you the $$. Can even pay pal ya now.

 

Any style you looking for?  Major colors?

 

I can do sheets pretty good.  Usually top sheet, bottom sheet, 2 king size pillow cases.  I'll find out cost.  Prolly around $50 for the set.  Plus the cost of the dye.  I'll let you know.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:19 PM

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

Magilla's Tapestry...

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

:clapping:

 

what tie do you use for sheets? (curious as i am going to try a set soon)



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

prolly the same ones we used @ jbetty's;  Procion

 

I wound up doing another small patch, and now I'm out of mixed dye too.

time to put away the supplies and move on to the next item on the list - pickles



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

tie, not dye :wink:

 

i wanna learn some new tie's...



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

I use artificial sinew for tieing.  The fold is a basic 16 fold.  I'd have to show you, hard to explain, but easy to do.  Kind of like folding a paper airplane.  With a sheet, since it's not square, I fold over the ends, that's why the pattern repeats horizontally. 



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:38 AM

Now that's a winner!!!! Love the new Banned Camp one. :rose:

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 12:24 PM

I use artificial sinew for tieing.  The fold is a basic 16 fold.  I'd have to show you, hard to explain, but easy to do.  Kind of like folding a paper airplane.  With a sheet, since it's not square, I fold over the ends, that's why the pattern repeats horizontally. 

 

the mandala video you posted starts with the basic 16 fold, i found it very useful and pretty easy to follow.

i've been meaning to go back and look for the dyeing part of that.

the folding of the mandala portion is also a little different than some of the others, 45 degree angle vs something more obtuse.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

Sweet banneder!



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 11:26 PM

i sure like to look in here once i get home since i can't see the pictures when i'm at work.

very nice, - clean feet too :)



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

i sure like to look in here once i get home since i can't see the pictures when i'm at work.

very nice, - clean feet too :)

very un wook like those feet.... :)



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:42 PM

You have one week to properly wook em up, mister.   :whip:



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Tall order.

 

I'll try.   

For some reason, my feet never get all stinky, like most other folks.  

 

But I'll traipse thru the mud so they look like it...



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:52 PM

Consider this as a non-wook alternative.

 

 

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:53 PM

Those are some pretty long toes.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:54 PM

Good for climbing trees and stuff...



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

So what kind of fold do you use on fingernails to get that swirly effect?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:18 PM

So what kind of fold do you use on fingernails to get that swirly effect?

 

do you remember what my feet looked like after our dye session :) ?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:27 PM

I do!  :lol:

Got any #1s to post?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

i think i lost those somehow



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

another successful year, returned with no extras.