This is a fun project I thought we would do over the course of the weekend. I thought we could learn a bit about color theory making a gradated (by hue) piece of fabric. I certainly learned (remembered) a lot about color and red.
I thought I would be a smarty pants and dye three pieces of fabric each 45"sq one on top of the other. The first dye bath came out very weak.
I was so disappointed with this lack luster piece I decided to over-dye all three one on top of the other, again. In the first dye bath I used mixing red, lemon yellow and basic blue - dull, dull, dull. Then for the second bath I used lemon yellow, intense blue and fuchsia. These are single color dyes not mixes. The mistake I made was using equal amount of liquid dye. I had forgotten how overpowering red can be and red is a color I really don't like. This is what I got with the second dye bath.
Holy Cow!! That's a lot of red. I made three and I wanted them to "look alike" so I could show the process of making a project from the fabric. I could still do that and probably will because I promised "puppyloveme", our local dog rescue a quilt for their auction. Last year I made them a King Size quilt which fetcher a good price at the auction. anyhow......
I thought, why not dye ONE piece of fabric as a sample for the event since that is what hopefully the attendees will be doing. So here I go again.
This time I used lemon yellow, turquoise, purple and a "touch" of fuchsia.
Well that "touch" infected the whole piece. Note to self (again), don't use fuchsia. A fan of red would love these samples but I'm just not one of them
You can see the red in the yellow and green. Ask me how many times I told myself, NO MORE FUCHSIA?!!!!
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