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Dye Day with Lisa Walton

Dye Day with Lisa Walton

I attended Lisa Walton’s Dye day class back in September and created some lovely pieces, as well as learning some great techniques – I am now addicted to dyeing fabric! I have put together a little video of the pieces I made:

We learnt about the primary and secondary colours and how to prepare your fabric, dye it and then wash and fix the dye. I would recommend going to the dye day of you want to learn the basics on how to start dying your own fabric.

I have finished a quilt top made mainly of the fabric from this workshop – I can’t wait to get it finished!

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Indigo and Shibori Workshop with Lisa Walton

Indigo and Shibori Workshop

The Indigo and Shibori Workshop with Lisa Walton was great fun – we used all sorts of items to create different patterns on fabric. We used a range of items such as:

  • Pebbles
  • Lolly Sticks
  • Clamps
  • Rubber Bands

When the fabric is dipped into the indigo vat and removed, the fabric will look green – before your eyes, it transforms into the beautiful indigo colour. The fabric used is 100% Cotton.

Have a look at the video below to see the pieces I made – I was even able create a sample block using what I had made and now have the mandala piece handing above my bed.

You can see Lisa’s video of the day here on YouTube where unfold the fabric after it has been dyed.