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  • Writer's pictureApril Gavin

Next lesson from the gourd

Yesterday was a busy day. I set some fabric to dyeing while I worked on this gourd piece. I try not to get attached to the results because these are "practice gourds". For color, I use dye-na-flow which is a textile paint and well, I am a textile artist. Even on textiles, dye-na-flow needs to be heat set with an iron. I tested the paint on the gourd for stability. The paints still need to be heat set which means a trip to the art store for a heat gun. Fingers crossed, the colors stabilize.

Here's yesterday's result. Enjoy.

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