Thursday, May 5, 2011

In the Pink (magenta that is)

 Here are a couple of photos of my magenta dying day. There is silk charmeuse, silk velvet and wool. In the top photo the wool is on the right and the shiny fabric is the silk charmeuse. I used the microwave to dye the silk and velvet and the lazy swatch method for the wool.
I mixed 1/2teaspoon of dye to 1 cup of boiling water and then spooned it onto the silk and velvet before setting the dye in the microwave. I spooned on some yellow (see orangey spots) and blue (see violet spots) along with the magenta and let them blend into new colors. Lots of fun. In the top photo you can see the different values I got from the wool.

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