I wanted to use up the rest of the Soy beverage in my fridge so though I would try some more sun dyeing and experiment with the crinkle texture. I dyed 6 fat quarter size pieces of fabric and this time instead of painting on the dye with a foam brush I just put the fabric in the jar, swished them around and then rung them out. I smoothed them out on the plastic and then crinkled them to different amounts.
The first one I crinkled a little and the second one just a bit more.
The third, fourth and fifth fabrics I created deeper crinkles like in this pink one.
The last one I made smooth and threw sand on it to see how that texture would look. I kept adding more sand every ten minutes so it would have a range of pink tones.
And the results...a super cool crinkle effect!!
These pieces are ironed and starched so all the wrinkles are from the dye!
I prefer the smaller crinkle in the blue and purple fabrics as compared to the larger crinkle which has a lot of lighter areas.
The sand texture turned out really nice too but it might be hard to see as it is so light.
I am really lovin this blue piece of fabric and think this the technique could make a very cool quilt backing.