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Hi! I'm trying to get into doing some T-shirts and am wanting to begin by stenciling(sp?) with as natural as possible fabric dyes. Unfortunately though I don't know much about any of this....what to look for...what to stay away form etc.
I found some dyes that a lady IRL told me are pretty natural but I didn't get to have that long of a conversation with her about the whole thing....so I though...as always...the wise women/men here at MDC would have some wonderful ideas to share!!!!
If anyone has infor on silk screening I'd love info on that as well as I am thinking of moving more in that direction but starting off with the stencils seems much more affordable.

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From what I understand about natural dyes, you need to mix them with chemicals. Please correct me if I am wrong? I know my Aunt dyes with onion peels but that won't work to stencil tshirts.

I use dye-na-flow to stencil my cotton tshirts. Heat will set the ink and make it washable. Check at dharma for more help! You can call them too! They are very helpful!

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Thanks for the reply Piffle!

Wish those words were mine...but Bob is so wise isn't he!!!!!

So how does dy-na-flow work? I did find some info on dyes from Colorado that sells earth oxides, they bind to the fabric with soy milk...but it seems a bit intensive for a newbie such as myself.....someone else said that colorfastness was a problem too????? What do you know about Pricon(sp?)?? What do you stencil?? Do you do it just for fun or for an income??

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I use the dye-na-flow to stencil cotton tshirts. I'm not sure how it works but I like that I can just pick the dye up at my local art shop.

I love dying wool and cotton! Its really fun. Do you have a local knitting guild? If I had more time, I would join the one in town. They will teach you how to dye with natural dyes. Mine does anyways!
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