I procrastinated and finally got the poles in the dye buckets in late afternoon. Because I started so late I didn’t finish until almost 1 a.m.
This was my favorite piece of all the fabrics I dyed.
I had at least 40 pieces of fabric ready to dye. See that red one? I thought the dyes on that one had soda ash added.
When I put it in the dye pot I realized it had only been underpainted without soda ash. By that time it was too late to do anything about it and some of the fabrics ended up with a light pink cast where they should have been pure white.
This was another favorite. I did something had not done before. Can you see the curved line down the center? You can also see some of the pink cast on this one. I think the ones that got the pinkish cast were close to the red pole.
I had far too many poles in the dye pot. I was trying to fit them all in and that was a mistake. It was very difficult to manipulate the fabrics every 15 minutes which is the recommended way things should be done.
I love the texture on this piece. I think it was the only piece I dyed dry in this batch.
I have more poles wrapped and waiting and will do a few more and then today or tomorrow will do another black batch.
After that I will do a few more colors that are missing in my palette.