Crafterhours Class Resources: Image Transfer and Dyeing

Hello, friends!

Thank you *so* much for attending the image transfer and/or shibori dyeing classes that I taught with Chelsey of The Paper Mama or my Crafterhours session! As promised, we’ve gathered together tutorials, instructional videos, and supply lists. 

Questions? Comments? Leave a comment below, or shoot me an email at [email protected].

P.S. Thanks to Marlo for letting us use her as a model!!

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Image Transfer Tutorials

Matte Medium Transfer


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Matte Medium Transfer: Botanical Photo Clips (free printable)

Matte Medium Transfer: Wood Block Photos (video)

Blender Pen Transfer


  • Matte surface, like bisque tile, cork, plaster, wood, or paper
  • Chartpak AD marker (Has to be this kind!)
  • Black and white laser printed mirrored image
  • Fluid acrylics


Blender Pen Transfer: Photo Ornaments

Blender Pen Transfer: Free Printable Calligraphy Ornaments (free printable)

Blender Pen Transfer: Color Blocked Cork Boards (video)

Packing Tape Transfer



Packing Tape Transfer: Photo Candles (video)

Dyeing Tutorials


  • White or light-colored natural-fiber garment (cotton, rayon, hemp, silk, etc.)
  • Fiber reactive dye (There’s a Dharma coupon in your Craftcation gift bag!)
  • Soda ash
  • Table salt
  • Disposable gloves
  • Spring clamps (Use more clamps to get a clearer dyed shape by preventing dye seeping under the shapes.)
  • Shapes for the resist (acrylic shapes we gave you, or anything waterproof that you have two of) 
  • Plastic bucket or tub
  • Long plastic spoon or paint stirrer
  • Very hot water


Itajime Shibori Dyeing With Hardware Store Supplies (Uses craft store dye because I was on a deadline; I recommend fiber reactive for longevity. Next tutorial below shows how to use it.)

How to Ombre Dye Anything (with fiber reactive dye)

P.S. I used this technique for a duvet cover using one of those giant Rubbermaid tubs, and it turned out beautifully!

DIY Ombre Dip Dyed Woven Trivet from Weaving Within Reach

Dip-Dyed Woven Trivet

Dyeing Twine for a Stitched Rope Basket