Friday, November 11, 2005
DYE DILUTED BY HALVES -- for creating different shades of the same color
Begin with strong dye in 2 c. water in bag #1.
Take out 1 c., pour into bag #2. Bag #1 has 1 c. remaining.
Add 1 c. water to bag #2. Now you have 2 c., at half the original strength.
Take out 1 c., pour into bag #3. Bag #2 has 1 c. at half strength.
Add 1 c. water to bag #3. Bag #3 now has 2 c. at 1/4 strength.
Take out 1 c., pour into bag #4. Bag #3 has 1 c. at 1/4 strength.
Add 1 c. to bag #4, add 1 c. water -- 1/8 strength.
Remove 1 c. from bag #4.
Pour into bag #5, add 1 c. water -- 1/16 strength.
[Dyeing is easily done in ziploc bags, as long as you're dyeing relatively small pieces of fabric -- half a yard or less]
PS It's all Dharma Trading Company's fault (and Cherrywood Fabric's)
Especially take a look at Dharma's Gallery
Shown above is a fabulous tie-dye shirt by Al Wright from the Dharma website
Some Cherrywood bundles