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A few more samples

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yellow first, then brown using marbles

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Funky
Debby Henning on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? A few more samples of scarves that I have been dyeing with the Procion MX techniques. Some are rayon and some are silks.

Debby Henning on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love the play of the colors. Most of these scarves sold at an art fair recently. Great reviews from customers.

Debby Henning on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make your sample squares and keep good notes. I'm working on putting together a booklet with all my sample notes and photos so I can refer back to them when I want to do something similar.

Debby Henning on craftsy.com

Do you create your own browns / greens etc.? Just wondering that if you make them do they split up more than a purchased color when you over dye with them? I have just started and have had some ugly issues! Love your work.

09/16/2012 Flag

I do create my own browns. Usually I mix according to what color I do want to split out. So if I want blues as the split out I will mix my brown from blues and the opposite on the color wheel so that would be orange or a variation of that.

09/16/2012 Flag

Love the colors! Bravo!

05/31/2013 Flag

Thank you. That helps me to understand what is happening with the dyes.

09/16/2012 Flag

It also depends on the fiber, silk reacts differently than cotton. Rayon reacts different than both cotton and silk. I did one set of samples, cotton,rayon and silk all in the same tray. Bthey each ame out differently. I'll try to post those photos soon.

09/16/2012 Flag

Amazing success! Love it

09/16/2012 Flag

Thank you. I have really enjoyed playing with colors and these dyes. I'm working on a new set of scarves to get them in the dye baths.

09/16/2012 Flag

Wow! Came out great.. Reminds me organisms under a microscope

01/23/2013 Flag