Author: Elsie Larson,Budget: $,Crafts,D.I.Y. Project,One Day Project,Textile Printing,


Inkodye 1

I've been having some fun playing with Inkodye, a light sensitive fabric dye, which I first heard about via How About Orange. Here's how it works... 



Inkodye 2The only crazy thing about this dye is that it smells just like hair dye. My sweet mother in law gave me a huge bag of keys a while back and I finally found a place to use them! It was fun masking this design with random keys. I kinda want to do a larger piece of fabric for a dress or skirt!  



Inkodye result

I was pretty happy with my first attempt. I tried a couple other objects (doily, clothes pins) that didn't work so well. I think that one of the tricks is that it needs to be a really solid object that masks out all light for the sun exposure. I am going to try a few more experiments, but I'm excited about the possibilities with this dye. I can't wait to use the red bottle! Happy Sunday... Elsie



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