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Monday, May 28, 2007

Next day dyeing

This is a piece of silk after 5 hours....


















This is a piece of cotton after 21 hours. Well, I was up early. The definition is sharper in this one and the colours brighter so I guess the length of time you leave it to cure does make a difference. Also as the author of the book Magic Dyeing made Easy, Helen Deighan points out, after 24 hours your dye is completely exhausted so you're not discharging an active dye into the environment.

Good experiments and good fun. Feeling a lot more positive about the whole project.

3 comments:

Bonnypurr said...

Love the fabrics Sally :) This plastic bag dyeing sounds like something I would love and the summer hols are almost upon us :) Soon I'll have time to play!

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Sally, so pleased to see the results of your experiments, it is a lovely method of dyeing. Glad you are finding it is good fun
Best wishes
Maggie.

Carol said...

Lovely results Sally, I love the ease of plastic bag dyeing, did it with my learning difficulty class with no mishaps :)