Tuesday, November 08, 2011

overdyeing clay-dyed cotton


After yesterday's clay dyeing post, I decided to overdye my clay-dyed t-shirt using black walnut skins.  It deepened the color a bit but left the mottled look, which I like.  It's more towards a mocha color now instead of the beige/pink and I think it suits me better.  I really wasn't sure if it would work since the clay acts as a pigment, laying on top of the fibers instead of a dye that penetrates the fibers, but it did!

Silly me left it on the line to dry overnight and this morning it was frozen stiff.  It sort of cracked me up so I carried it around for a while, leaning it against stumps and giving it a ride on the swing.

When it thaws I think I'll do a little embroidery on it.

Have a great day, everyone.

10 comments:

Cozy Memories said...

now that is STRAIGHT ! LOL
it gets better and better
can't wait to see how it will evolve
oxox
PS: mocha ... mmm mocha ;-)

Anonymous said...

You made me chuckle ;) Thank you

NanaBeast said...

Frozen shirt!Reminds me of Little House on the Prairie books. The mottled clay dye and the overdye turned out great. And the idea of embroidering on it is brilliant! Can't wait to see how it turns out. I think a discretely placed "frozen shirt" embroidered somewhere on it would make it extra special.

kristin said...

it worked! and looks great.
p.s. you crack me up.

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

I relate to your adventurous spirit. Your work is always interesting and thanks for the chuckle it was good!

Mona said...

Lovely colour! Embroidery would look great - another idea could be to print. Just saw somone that made prints on a natural dye t-shirt with some left over dye. (thickened a bit).

Els said...

After seeing the first photo, I thought: how on earth can anyone hold a Tshirt like thát ????
Well after a bit of reading ... I know ;-)
Have fun stitching ...

Margie Oomen said...

next time you decide to give stiffy a ride on the swing, please make a video

Tara said...

Love that deeper colour. Can't wait for the next step.

thewillowsnest said...

haha.. you are so cool!! love this crazy clay swing thing!

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