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Gradation Dyeing - blue to black

Last weekend was a busy time in the dye studio aka the laundry room in the basement. I did some ice dyeing and kind of got into the zone. I cut another bunch of FQ and used the Slate Blue dye and a Black to get some dark grey/neutrals. Not sure why, but wanted to use up old dye powder.



I mixed equal amounts of each dye powder each in a cup of water and did a method of 'halving' the solution for each container. I measured out 1/2 cup of dye solution and poured that into my #1 labeled container for a full strength dye. I added more plain water to the remaining 1/2 cup of dye solution then measured out a 1/2 cup and poured that into my #2 labeled container for a half strength dye. I added more plain water to the remaining 1/2 cup of dye solution then measured out a 1/2 cup and poured that into my #3 labeled container for a quarter strength dye.

I continued this until I reached the end of my containers. I then started at the other end and used full strength of the 2nd dye colour with the smallest amout of the 1st dye solution. The fabric went in wet and once the fabric had been dyed, I poured a chemical solution over.



I'm pleased with the results and have some ideas of how I want to use this fabric.


Watch for my next dyeing adventure.


Happy Quilting




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