Monday, October 28, 2013

Dyeing a colour wheel with Procion.

I've spent the last couple of days dyeing a colour wheel (well, ok, a colour 'line') using procion dyes.  I've made a strong mix of dyes (perhaps too strong, I was rinsing forever!!) but I'm pretty pleased with how rich the colours are.  I've used the cotton print cloth from Dharma Trading.  It's a mercerized cotton and seems to take the dyes quite well.
Oh, and I dyed a bunch of threads as well.  I wound them up on my Ashford "Niddy Noddy" and it worked a treat!!
I seem to be ignoring some of my other courses but am pleased to be making a bit of progress with the Kemshall class!!  At last!!
I'll be back.

1 comment:

  1. These are lovely, rich colours. I've tried dyeing but somehow the process doesn't captivate me. I only wish I could get the colours without all the palaver of soaking and rinsing and waiting for hours to see the result. Perhaps I'm just too impatient.