Friday, April 27, 2012

blue + yellow = aahh

Mixing two primary hues is always a dyer's delight. By changing the proportions of the hues, you can create an infinite range of colors. By varying the value (percentage of dye powder relative to the fabric weight) you can expand your options even further. I'm calling this palette "Tundra". 

My favorite is the the yellowy green hue. It reminds me of those acid yellow lichen you'll spot creeping along a damp bit of outcrop.

This palette is dyed in a one percent value. I've made up five yards of cotton for this batch. I have another batch of hemp and organic cotton washing now, dyed in the same palette, but in a different value. More photos soon.

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