Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dye Magic or Tragic?

There really are no absolutely tragic dyeing results since you can cut any hand dyed fabric in smaller pieces and make it work.

I did have my share of challenges in my last two dyeing batches.

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This is the fabric that turned some of my fabrics a pale pink where they were supposed to be white in my Sunday dyeing.

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This is what the fabric looked like before I did the black shibori dyeing over it.

When you don’t set your colors by using soda ash you lose a lot of the color you have painted on.

I really AM pleased with the resulting piece and the different levels of black I obtained.

Stay tuned as there will be more dyed fabrics coming soon.

6 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Lovely result, Kay.

Gunnel Hag said...

Beautiful! Definitely Magic!

Robbie said...

I love this black/pink piece!!! It's beautiful!!!

Robin said...

Hard to believe it's the same fabric. As always, very pretty.

Marie Costa said...

Definitely magic! Fantastic results.

Christina Fairley Erickson said...

Would like to hear more about how you did your Shibori to get such a nice even striped effect and what black you used... it's really a great black. Stop by Fiber Artist Journey for the Design Wall Weekend blog party--your blog would fit in well!