Saturday, January 21, 2006
Another dyeing day
Another afternoon spent dyeing. The colours look very similar to yesterday's, but they were supposed to be different! Now what have I learned from this session? I have learnt that scarlet and ultramarine do not make purple and red with a bit of yellow will not give me orange, especially if I do not make the dyes strong enough anyway. The results are quite 'pretty', if a little pale.
Tomorrow I will have yet another go. I will make the dyes stronger this time, squeeze the wet fabric more and leave the dye to penetrate longer.
Yesterday I soaked the fabric in the soda before applying the dye, today I poured the soda over the dyed fabric. Did this make a difference I wonder?
I now know after reading it up, I should have used cerise with turquoise to create my purple. I was on the right track with my orange, but I should have had a lot more yellow in the mix.
I think I know how I will use some of this coloured fabric. Watch this space!
I couldn't resist taking another photo of this magical sunset over the Conwy estuary this evening.