Alabama Chanin Do-Over

Valerie Koppenhaver

Dip dying, hand-stitching, fabric paint. This dress, purchased off the internet, featured an electric yellow skirt that was terrible. I dip-dyed the skirt part ONLY and embellished the hem and shoulders with Alabama Chanin techniques inspired from NSNG’s class with our own Bill Keller, using a variety of black and white knits.

Ice-Dyed Chromatic

Valerie Koppenhaver

Ice dying, sewing, machine embroidery 100% cotton sweatshirt fabric was ice-dyed with fiber reactive dyes. Using a freepattern available at Mood Fabrics website, the fabric was converted to wearable art! Machine embroidered leaves that hide in the swatches of color were added for textural interest.