For the past three mornings, I have been putting clothes into their first dye baths. These will be followed with over dyeing. One afternoon last spring, Cheryl, who is now a very good friend, and I spent several hours twisting, stuffing, tying and clamping the rest of the clothes blanks I had purchased from Dharma. Instead of my normal very symmetric manipulations, we laughed and manipulated the clothes in different directions. I think I will continue to do this. What do you think?
First was lapis and avocado:
|Back of Cotton Leggings|
I think the back of these look better than the front.
|Back of Rayon Sundress|
Again the back is more interesting than the front. Is there a pattern here.
|Rayon Crinkle Blouse|
Next came Havanna Brown and Chino, two new dye colors that I used for the first time. They are now at the top of my list of colors. I love that some of the colors they are composed of separated and dyed the fabric different colors. Most dyers would be very unhappy with this, but I love results that are serendipitous.
|Cotton Leggings - Havana Brown|
|Cotton Sundress - Chin|
I think I will over dye these last two with turquoise.