So here are the results of the silk dyeing mudbath. These are just 2 pieces with close ups of parts of them - I dyed a large piece, then cut it into pieces approximately 20" x 40" for sale. Pretty, huh? Each piece is unique and as such, sold on a first come, first served basis through my website.
The colors are so much richer in real life - they're really gorgeous! I also dyed some cotton along with the silk, and the results are different again. I'll try to get those pictures up tomorrow.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I needed to dye some silk for the website, and I wanted to play with tray dyeing, using just 3 colors. I chose the warm version of the primaries (dyes are different than crayons!) and used Royal Blue, Scarlet and Golden Yellow.
Here are the "before" pictures, one scrunched tightly, and one pleated. You'll see that the results are amazingly different. I'll try to post the "after" pictures tomorrow - it's all washed out, but needs to become one with my mangle (a.k.a. super iron) before photography. Kind of looks like mud, you say? Just wait to see!!