A few weeks ago, I took the basic dyeing class at the Textile Center, where you dye a color wheel on cotton fat quarters of fabric. From just 6 jars of dye powder–2 sets of primary colors– you can mix and dye all of these shades. Amazing right?
The set to the far left is from one set of primaries (the more “harvest” colored spectrum), the fabric in the middle is the other set of bright primaries, and to the far right are the tints/pastels dyed from the bright primaries. The fabric looks kind of mottled because I didn’t agitate the fabric in the dye very much, so that it would dye more unevenly.
I learned a lot about mixing colors, but the question remains: What should I do with this practice fabric?
Sometimes you want to get your dad a shirt and tie for Father’s Day.
But what color?
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