Dyes, Fabrics & Accessories
Ombre dyeing is the technique of dyeing from light to dark and is popular in dance costumes and in today's fashions.
Some ombred ice-skating costumes by Joan Coleman of Calgary, AB.
A silk taffeta skirt before gathering and after gather and ombre
Wool dance tights ombre dyed in 4 gradations of grey.
Mottle & Ombre dyed silk skirt.
A skating skirt and bodice in the process of being sewn. Dyeing is done before construction is completed on a 2 part piece.
2 costumes mottle dyed using 100% nylon netting fabric.
Blue nylon top ombred to darkest blue/black.
Cotton sheeting double circle skirts that have been dyed 3" from hem with a very small transition:
Two silk chiffon tops that have been ombre dyed.
A 3 layered silk chiffon full circle skating skirt with a 3" hem resist.
Samples of some ombre and other techniques done for ice-skating costumes. Designed by Lynda Jones, Calgary, AB. (who also designed the ombred green dress shown above).
A mottled effect at the bottom of a skating skirt. We dyed the silk fluorescent pink and then discharge/mottle dyed the bottom. We were instructed to start the mottled effect below the basted line.
Part of a 35 foot backdrop made of silk chiffon that was ombre dyed.
Some guidelines for ombre/costume dyeing.