I finished this custom jacket a couple of weeks ago. The fabric is rayon. It was dyed and over dyed a couple of times using Procion MX Fiber Reactive Dyes. Then I added all the tree imagery using textile paints.Stencil material - Grafix Clear .005 Dura-Lar Film, 9-Inch by 12-Inch, 25 Sheets
I used Jacquard Dye-na-flow (which is the consistency of dyes) from small spray bottles as well as Jacquard Textile paint and Profab textile paint from Pro Chemical and Dye Co.
The imagery was created by using my own stencils, masks and a hand carved stamp. They are shown below.
I love how this came out so much that I do believe I am going to have to make one for myself as well. It may be just the jacket I should be wearing when I give the Key Note speech at the Michigan League of Handweavers Fiber Conference in June. What do you think?
|Back detail of stamped image|
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These are the stencils I used. You can purchase them on my Etsy shop by clicking on the link below each stencil image.
A PDF download of the stamp pattern will be available on my Etsy shop soon. If this is something you are interested in purchasing now just leave me a comment below.
This is a list (including links) of all the tools and supplies I used to create the imagery on the jacket.
Carving block for stamp - Speedball Speedy Cut Printing Blocks 6 3/4 in. x 11 in.
Dye-like textile paint for spray bottle - Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Specialty Paint Set, 2-1/4 Ounce Jar,
Fuller bodied textile paint for stamping and stenciling - Jacquard Textile Color 12 Assorted Pigments
Stencil brush - Plaid 34106 10-Piece Spouncer Set
These are the dyes I used - Jacquard Procion MX Fiber Reactive Cold Water Dye - Starter Set, 2/3 oz
For detail information about the techniques I used see my book: