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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Dark Side

Evaluating my stash of hand dyed fabrics - I decided I needed to add some more darker, more muted shades. I still had the soda ash solution from the 6 step gradations I dyed earlier using my "conservation dyeing" process. (click on link to find out more)

So, I mixed up some intense blacks and did two three step gradations.
Then, since they all looked so purple - I overdyed using deep gold and emerald green.

The results are pleasingly different. Unusual and muted - something a textile artist can not have too much of!

I love my clothesline - it is stretched between two big Ponderosa Pine trees. Kinda shady for a clothesline, and it is not on level ground, but I really do love having it.