I have had a wonderful weekend dyeing. Last week I purchased a couple of packages of cheesecloth and I already had this wonderful set of Procion Dye Powders and somehow, in my kitchen, they collided and became beautiful!
I started on Saturday and dyed red, yellow, blue and purple. i didn't even think about adding the soda ash and the colors were nice and pale.
While the pieces were air drying, one of the pieces ended up in a certain little dog's mouth. I found two strips missing. After a complete and exhaustive search of the premises, I added peroxide to his stomach and he threw up the two pieces within minutes. Crisis averted. Frank says, maybe I need to get your a clothes line somewhere. Ya think?
So today I dug through my stuff and found a nice huge container of soda ash. I made dye batches and added about 6 or 7 yards of cheese-y-cloth. I also had a few yards of white Kona and set up a shibori style dye bath and even more wonders came about.
Here is my shibori wrap on a PVC pipe.
And below are the four dye cups from today's batch with the soda ash.
Here is the set that McGee took a chunk out of. See the chunk missing?
Shibori Light! Nice sky for sure!
And seeing the shibori with the red right now, I immediately thought of a sunset on the water! Maybe a sailboat in there, or an eagle!
Here is part of the second soda ash batch. Nice, you can really see the colors. Look at those yellows! Oh my!
These are some interesting pieces that spent some time in two different dye baths at one time. They "hung" out over both. That read on the left is really red and grey or green maybe.
We shall see!