Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bags to Dye for!

Need a new bag!... looking for something a bit different? why not decorate your own! The decoration on this bag is done using disperse dyes... a pwdered dye which is mixed with water and then painted on to paper, when dry it's then ironed onto fabric.. the colur is transfered from the paper to the fabric. It is really vibrant on synthetics (which it is intended for) but lovely muted shades can be achieved on cottons.

The dye is ironed through a stencil...the design is then hand embroidered, the bird appliqued, embellishments added and hand made flowers attached........

If all this seems complicated then 3djean makes it easy........there is a kit available!

If you don't want a bag............. how about a t-shirt
Colour fastness is not guaranteed .. so hand wash in cold water

Hope you like it



PS... It's not me in the picture...............just some random woman!


  1. I loved this when I saw it over on Darcy's blog the other week and so want to try it out!!! I could see a new career there...lol..xoxo

  2. Ohh I wonder who Miss Random is then !! Great idea and the decoration on both looks super !

  3. WOW, this is superb Effie!!! As for random woman...love the way her hair matches XXX


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