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Monday, July 2, 2007

Seeing Red

The gradation dyeing with recycled soda ash continued on Sunday with a series of reds.
I set the washing machine for the final washout on Sunday night and Monday morning, they were hung to dry (only till damp)

When removed from the line slightly damp - ironing them is quick and easy with my trusty Ironrite. This ironing machine was popular in the 40's. It is a godsend when I have a big batch of fabric to iron. It does a fabulous job.

Here are the reds. From left to right, the colors are: Scarlet red, Chinese red, Fire red, and Fuchsia toned with a little bit of New Black. (Dharma color names)


Vicki W said...

Beautiful fabrics! How cool to see them all hanging together on the line.

joyce said...

You have inspired me to do some gradations. They are not as good as yours but getting better. I saw one of those irons at a thrift store for $25 and didn't get it much to my regret. I wasn't doing much quilting then and didn't think I'd have a use for it.