Janne Robberstad

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mixing dye, mixing colors

By spotogspindel | March 7, 2013

Dye-mixing-day! There´s quite a bit of chemistry and math involved in textiles, more than you might think. Very interesting. When it´s all new, learning the recipes, the names of the ingredients, it´s slightly confusing. But once I´ve actually DONE it, it sticks in a completely different way, than just by hearing it.

I mixed a batch of turquoise dye, and after everyone had left I made another one, in brown. Once you´ve done it once, it´s not which-craft anymore 😉

I´ve been experimenting with different colors, but this is the combination that speaks to me:

Turquoise, warm brown and peachy orange. Tomorrow I´ll learn how to fixate the colors with steam. I hope the colors are still as vibrant as they were this evening.


Topics: Technique, workshops | 1 Comment »

One Response to “mixing dye, mixing colors”

  1. gail Says:
    March 7th, 2013 at 19:19

    I love that turquoise — although, in the bowl, it looks good enough to eat, lol.