Sunday, 12 June 2011

Dyeing - Part 3

A two colour gradation from Turquoise to Golden Yellow.  Here they are after the final wash, but not yet dry.  The colours will pale some as they dry.

I used one cup of water in each container and then added the amounts of pre mixed dye to each cup.  A piece of soda soaked calico and soda soaked poplin went into each container, just pushed down, not mixed around.  Hoping to achieve a textured appearance by not stirring everything around.  The fabric remained in the dye for approximately 18 hours, then rinsed in cold water, again in the washing machine followed by a warm wash with Ariel colour liquid.

The pre-mixed dye was 1.5 tsp to 1cup + 1 tbsp of water.

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