Sunday, April 17, 2016

round 2 - full sun

 There's no cover on the deck anymore and it's ablaze today. It might be 70 with light breezes, but I am roasted. A hat would have been smart but the worst is over.

These foundlings have been dashed and dotted with soywax and will probably undergo a second round of dye once this one is over. Some of the over-dyed pieces are going to be smashing. Patience is in order. I've run out of time for this stuff today.

With a nod to my dyemaster, Elizabeth Barton, the dry cloth went straight into the dye, low water style. They'll wallow a while and then I'll bless everything with the soda ash sauce.

My own technique is harder, faster, but all new things considered today, a day of fresh starts in many ways.


  1. so is the BEAUTY FULL SUN golden light in the top it now in
    the far right tub? And what will that tubbing change about it?????


  2. Leaving stuff to stew in Procion MX? Not much change. Sometimes an intensity if folds remain exposed to air, an effect I like so these will just play as they lay. I'm favoring Big SUN cloths too.

  3. if it gets torn up....that upper lft corner, with the green/blue...
    if that could go in a fat baggie


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