• Mon, Apr 27 2009

How To Make Your Own Ombre Fabric

Ombre or gradient fabric is really trendy right now – it’s showing up everywhere from pricey quilting cottons, in fashion and even in tights!

It’s not that difficult to make your own ombre fabric – check out this great tutorial from Otis College textile arts program:

I’ve also made my own ombre fabric using low-water immersion techniques.  Using a protected work surface, pour your concentrated dye onto your damp fabric.  Cover it tightly using plastic, and let it sit – anywhere from a couple of hours for paler colors, to overnight for richer shades.

Please remember to use the normal precautions when dyeing fabric.  Keep your containers, tools and measuring devices strictly for studio use.  Use gloves and I recommend wearing a mask or respirator when you’re working with the dye powder.

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  • Jeri Martinez

    This was one of the best direct informational video with all relative temperatures and products for a successful dyeing experience. I have a need for ocean and beach color fabric and now I am on to making my own ombre for a quilt for my daughter. Thank you.