Sunday, 10 January 2010

To Dye For

Mixed results with the snow dyeing. The pictures show the fabric rinsed, but still wet.

The silk noil turned out a bit blotchy - maybe I should have put this at the bottom to catch the drips; I know from previous experiments that this fabric soaks up a lot of liquid and the dye doesn't spread far.

The cotton and muslin turned out OK, although there are a few white patches. Could be that I used too much fabric, or should have used more snow? The yellow/gold took the dye more evenly than the red/blue. The blue didn't take onto the muslin/scrim, but as you can see, the noil and cotton kept hold of it a lot better.

All in all a good experiment, and one I will repeat, but maybe not today!

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