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silk dyed with avocado pits

Learning: Dyeing Hand Towels

Mar 1, 2016. The snow for ice-dyeing is gone for the moment, but I needed an antidote to shuffling tax papers. You rarely see terry cloth towels in any but solid colors, but I've been intrigued about whether they'd make good subjects. I decided to start small -- with two towels -- and use a standard technique I learned from Jane Dunnewold in her Craftsy course "The Art of Cloth Dyeing."



I encourage you to take the Craftsy course, if you're interested. I'm just touching on the basics here. I'm using a "layered" color method here. Just using one color is easier for a beginner.


dyed towels

I'm not wild about the colors. The Sun Yellow produced too much green for my taste. But the towel on the left shows that using some shibori (tying, as in tie-dye) patterns might be interesting. The one on the right is... meh.

The learning continues...


Books by Susan Barrett Price:

THE SUDDEN SILENCE: A Tale of Suspense and Found Treasure (2015) Thailand: lovers of ancient treasure tangle with international black markets. Delia Rivera pulls Martin Moon back into the game and their quest turns deadly. In paperback and Kindle editions.

TRIBE OF THE BREAKAWAY BEADS: Book of Exits and Fresh Starts (2011) Time after time, Mary asks herself: Do I go or do I stay? She finds her power in her ancestors: Smart women turn discontent into action. An illustrated memoir in paperback and Kindle editions.

PASSION AND PERIL ON THE SILK ROAD: A Thriller in Pakistan and China (2008) The twin forces of revenge and redemption drive Nellie MacKenzie and Taylor Jackson on a crazed adventure into the heart of Central Asia. They grapple with issues of ethics, trust, rage, and bitter heartbreak -- as well as the intrigue of the international antiquities trade. In paperback and Kindle editions.



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