Saturday, May 26, 2012
Dye Frenzy 2012 - The Results
There were old favorites and a new edition in our color selections this time. We added Jeans Blue to the mix, as well as a combination of Sunflower Yellow and "The Green that No One Likes". You can see that they both turned out brilliantly!
China Blue is seen here (top row, right). I bet you can't guess how many dye baths that one went through...
The answer is THREE!!!
Can you imagine?! Three dye baths (including the first run) and it STILL came out mostly pale. I'm thinking that it will make a nice "sky" fabric.
You can also see an example of layered colors. I can't recall the order (or the method), but the pink/yellow/orange-with-a- hint-of-green-around-the-edges fabric was submersed in multiple dye pots. It feels the most like a "traditional tie-dye" that I have ever done.
Also in the dye pot was a couple of previously-dyed T-shirts that were somewhat less than successful. I haven't managed to get them through the wash and will take photos once that takes place. However, you can see a hint of them in the other photo shown on my Flickr page.
Please consider this activity for your local quilt group. It is SEW much fun!!! I'm already looking forward to next year! Perhaps, a gradation series is in order using multiple pieces in one pot with varying times for removal. Could be interesting...