Hats on!

Upgraded Inkodye pencil case with fashion photography by Yva

Berlin-born Else Ernestine Neuländer – better known by her artist name “Yva” – is a famous fashion photographer during the 1920s and 1930s. As a daughter of a modiste she also restages selections of extravagant hats. Today you can find 90 of her fashion photographies in our MKG Collection Online – for your very own reuse. For example by “printing” them on fabrics through a special Inkodye technique and sew a cosmetic or pencil case for your treasures.

You'll need

  • Image out of MKG Collection Online
  • Photosensitive Inkodye
  • Printable transparencies
  • Paper towel, brush and tape
  • Cotton fabric and sewing material for the case
  • Sun 🙂
1

Print twice an equal negative of your selected picture on a transparency. Put one transparency upon the other and fix them with some tape. The doubling of your print sample effects a better and (more) contrasty print result.

2

Next you will need the Inkodye. Coat the fabric with some dye in the size of your print in a dimmed light situation. The fabric should be lightly wettish, but not completely wet. Dap off the rest of the dye with a paper towel.

3

Place the transparency on the dye area and fix it with some tape. Now: step into the sun! The fabric should lie in the sun for at least 15 minutes.

4

This is how your Inkodye-print should look like after removing the transparency. Put the fabric directly in the laundry, wash it at 30 degrees and let it dry.

5

Now you can sew whatever you want out of your selfmade Inkodye fabric. We were inspired by the great tutorial from "Pech und Schwefel" for our cute pencil case. (Images: Friederike Fankhänel/ MKG, CC-BY 4.0 SA)

Did you know?

If you are not a big fan of the Indigo-blue we used, you can choose between eight different Inkodye colors. And if you want to get some more inspirational DIYs, you could find other tutorials inside the Inkodye package.

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