There's nothing like a bit of snow to get you blogging every day ;-) So, withiut further ado, here are the results after the fabrics were rinsed with cold, warm, hot with Metapex, lukewarm and lukewarm water (cos I can't stand the cold) and then spun and ironed dry. The Metapex, or Synthrapol, is a detergent that holds the loose colour in the water and stops it going back into the fabric thus shortening rinsing time and saving sore hands. (Many thanks to Annabel who gave me this tip a long time ago).
This (above) is what the silk noil and silk scrim from yesterday actually look like. The colours from the scanner were well off the mark.
These colours are not totally accurate but they do show the exciting marks that the snow has given. They remind me of storms brewing or of gas clouds in space.
The next images are from the tray dyeing,
Above is a piece of 80/20 batting, cotton velvet and a scrap of vintage cotton doily.
And finally the pieces that were in the pot
I can't remember what the fabrics on the left above were but I think one is a bamboo cloth. On the right is the overdyed onion dyed cotton and the light fabric is Evolon.
This piece above is a very old piece of cotton sheet that is very thin and worn but which has taken the colour at the bottom of the pot beautifully. All of the colours are a bit more turquoise than the computer is showing.
I am quite pleased that I did get some nice greys in a couple of the pieces and the rest are all leaning towards turquoise with deeper tones, all of which will make an appearance in some future project. As ever I used a range of fabrics to see what happened but sadly I didn't note anything up so I can't be sure what I was using if I wanted to repeat the exercise. Will I never learn? lol
My erosion bundles enjoyed sitting under their coating of snow for a couple of days and some of them disappeared completely from sight. There are two bundles sitting under the snow on top of this old watering can. What mysteries await?