Saturday, March 21, 2009

Oh Baby!

Linda look! These are still wet, but Yowsa! Even though these dye powders were over 5 years old, they still seem to have most of their steam. I rinsed and washed these little tests by hand but won't commit to larger pieces until after a good thrash in the washing machine. The Scarlet is the first red I have ever dyed that I really liked. Follow-up. Here they are after machine, dry and iron. Very tasty.

7 comments:

arlee said...

mmmmmmmmthat nickel.........

Karoda said...

i have some dye STOCK in the fridge at my workshop left from the end of summer...i'm gonna give them a go and see what happens...were you heavy handed with the powder with these since they were so old or did you use what you normally would have?

susan said...

yeah, nickel, that is really kool, is that a real color or you mixed. are these promx or what. they really turned out good and makes me want to go down to the basement and dye but it is still so cold here yet. plus working on some projects plus learning to knit...which is fun. i felt the piece after i knit. first was a scarf and my second project is a purse. will see. want to dye some wool or alpaca to knit.

tiedyejudy said...

Never saw nickle before! Is that from dharma? Not on their color chart... and scarlet's my fave red now, too! Much nicer than fuschia or Jungle red...

Joyce said...

What dyes did you use and what fabric? I never seem to get such intense colors. What was your ratio of dye to water??? All I can say is WOW!

Lisa said...

Ya know that overwhelming feeling you get when your in a fabric store, where you have run your fingers over every bolt of fabric just to 'feel them up'? --Even the prints your not even interested in. Well, looking at these colors is like that...Gosh, they are just so quenching that it makes my eyes just want to dart all over them! So vibrant! Mmm, mmm, good!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I've used Procion MX dyes that were over 20 years old with fantastic results.
So 5 year old dyes aren't old yet!
K