This time I was a brave girl and went solo--all alone--by myself.
As I have said before I am always surprised at the results that I get because I am not one to follow rules and to do this dying business you are supposed to be precise with your measurements.
I am using Procion dyes which I have had for over 10 years still in their little screw top containers-unopened waiting for me to be adventurous enough to try them out.
The thought of having to measure everything has always been the deterrent for me but after being with Suzanne last week I thought "what the heck no one is going to kill me if I stuff it up".
So I got 4 plastic zip lock bags and one big Jar and started stuffing fabric and threads into them.There were cotton fabrics-silk fabrics some linens and felt as well and also some cotton Damask.
Also I had Perl 5 thread-silk ribbon- lace doylies-motifs-scraps of heirloom sewing samples-plus some old tablecloths that had holes in them-some commercial fabrics that had writing on them-a piece of a white cotton skirt with lace on it.
I also tossed in bits of different braids and laces and cords.
I was really experimenting to see what effect the dyes had on different things.
The colours that I used were Lemon Yellow -Turquoise and Fuschia.
I mixed everything up like Suzannes had told me and poured the colours into the bag then added the soda ash water-gave it a poke to make sure it had soaked into everything and then I waited.
When it was time to take it all out of the bag I was amazed because there were four different colourways in the one bag.
Well as you can see in this first bag they are very strong Autumn colours--and notice the one on the left hand side-that is the felt one.
This is the second colourway.............
And then the third..........................
And lastly this one which has a strong rusty tinge to it.
I know that if you mix red and yellow you get orange and if you mix blue and yellow you get green--I know all that- and I can see where the colours have blended with the ones on either side of them but I am still amazed.
Tomorrow I will show you the other ones.