Colour, Colour Everywhere

25 Jan

I dyed some more calico cotton about a week ago and was a little disappointed with some of the outcomes – the colours were not as deep as my first lot of hand dyeing.


(first dyeing colours shown above)

In fact, I didn’t think to spend some time ironing them until today…what a difference a week and some ironing can make….even though the colours are more subdued, I still like them.  The only difference was that I added about double the fabric to each dye mix, and I wondered if maybe the cold cold weather might have affected the temperature in doors too.


Sweet and Simple pleasures.

Have a fantastic weekend where ever you are.



4 Responses to “Colour, Colour Everywhere”

  1. linda schiffer January 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    If you double the amount of fabric you add to the dye bath, you cut the number of dye molecules available for each piece of fabric to absorb IN HALF. 🙂 You have to scale the amount of dye you use to the amount of fabric you are dyeing.

    🙂 Linda

    • diannajessie January 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      Thanks Linda, the learning curve continues;)

  2. janelightfoot January 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Wow you have been busy! You’ve created another lovely batch of colours to work with.

  3. ThreadTime January 26, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    What fun colors! I’m impressed.

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