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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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What dyeing technique

So I'm not terribly familiar with dyeing techniques and wanted to ask what I would do for this outfit: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/phot...-1667-1063.jpg

I was originally thinking gradient dyeing but after looking at it that doesn't seem appropriate. I was also trying to figure out when to dye the fabric, I would assume before sewing the actually kimono together but wanted to confirm. The art, and others, make it look lined is that normal?

As a side note is there an official name for this variant? And what would that kind of pipe be called?
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Unread 12-31-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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I would not gradient this. With the way the pattern/circles are on the sleeves I would either paint on the design or maybe use wax colored on the fabric as the pattern, I think that would keep the dye off those parts. But I'm 100% sure on that one.
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You might want to look into the Batik Wax technique. http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...v=resists.html

Basically you use the wax to block off the areas that you don't want dyed, dye it, let it dry, and then peel/chip off the wax.

Example: http://fav.me/d4qvakj If Enkai sees this she can better explain it. But it's a great way to get that particular pattern while using the same shade of dye and not worry about color matching with paint.
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You might want to look into the Batik Wax technique. http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/en...v=resists.html

Basically you use the wax to block off the areas that you don't want dyed, dye it, let it dry, and then peel/chip off the wax.

Example: http://fav.me/d4qvakj If Enkai sees this she can better explain it. But it's a great way to get that particular pattern while using the same shade of dye and not worry about color matching with paint.
That was the other thing I was thinking I'd have to do. I had seen pictures of her Nouhime before and figured that kind of thing might be my best shot. Thanks for providing me a name for the stuff though because I had no idea what it was called. Now hopefully she can explain or there's a tutorial floating around somewhere online.

Also, since the outfit is layers would it be a solid white kimono with a dyed haori (or hapi whichever is correct) over it? I'm trying to look into patterns.
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