Sunday, 23 May 2010

Rinsing...rinsing....aching arms!....

Whoo Lesson 2 I enjoyed this too!!

I think I have achieved more intense colours this time.

I’m guessing the water stayed warmer for longer...perhaps!
The jugs of fabric and dye were resting on top of my laundry drier (saving on the chore of hanging out to dry the weeks now clean laundry!) keeping the liquid warmer for longer.

The purple had 3-4 tones in there ranging from light blue to deep violet. The exciting part of pulling this colour out is that while it was in the jug it just looked very dark and all one tone.

I love the secondary colours...especially the green. The mottling on the green was subtle, regularly irregular (!), 2 colours/tones.

Arrhhh little did I suspect that after rinsing...rinsing.... aching arms!....rinsing some parts of the pattern formed in ‘waves’ across the fabric.

The orange was out first to be rinsed right on the hour, followed by green then purple. The purple took so long to rinse...I know I’m repeating myself!

I think I will do more scrunching of fabric on the next go.

The orange has the most colour contrast between the light and dark.

I pinched some dye from here whilst the dye was still fresh...I couldn’t help myself I wanted a go at the Shibori Bonus lesson...then chickened out when I saw how much dye the folded fabric drank!
So the orange was sitting in less liquid than others.

Just waiting for the Shibori to rinse and dry. And I’ll save them for next time!

And just a little sneak preview on some buttons I've bought to sell in my online shop!


Heart & Sew said...

Great blog, its great to see the step by step process of the fabric dyeing. Well done have certainly got the dyeing bug ;o).

Jacqui at Fibre Dreams said...

Thanks even I like looking at the blog!
It is intense when you're going through the it!