Today is all about blue and gray. I was trying to find colors that would make a nice sun pattern on pillowcases. I also wanted to play on silk and vintage napkins.
I was dyeing with Celerean Blue, Nickel, and Black. My goal was to have a two-color sunburst. Here was my first attempt.
I thought it was pretty, but just too soft. I wanted separation of the colors, and I wanted both colors to be darker.
After a couple test batches I was happy with bumping up the nickel and adding black to the blue.
Dave liked this so much he requested a shirt with these colors.
And since I had some dye left I also dyed me a tshirt – one I bought just last Friday at the thrift store. Can’t beat a $1 shirt!
And a silk scarf. It’s interesting how different the dyes react on silk.
While I was in this mode I also dyed some vintage napkins using just the blue.
Here is a closeup. With these napkins I never know how they will turn out.
Well, that’s all my dyeing for now. Hope you’re having a great week.
love the color combination. such fun!
Hi Lynda- I hope you don’t mind but since you are featuring blue today, I thought I’d include you in the Searching for Roy G Biv blog hop. This month we are featuring the color blue. http://www.threadbornblog.com/2015/05/searching-for-roy-g-biv-4-old-town-blues.html
I love how the vintage napkins turned out. Are you using Pro MX dyes? If so, what supplier? I am not familiar with the Nichol colour, I’d like to try it.
Hi Anne, Yes, I’m using MX dyes. It’s MX 603 Nickel from ProChem. Thanks for dropping by.
Julie, Thanks! That’s so sweet to include me.
Playing with the different dye colors is so fun. I really like the palette you decided on for the shirt.
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Elizabeth, Thank you!
Wow Lynda, everything you create turns out beautiful!! Dave looks nice in his newly dyed shirt. I like how yours turned out, too.
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Jaime, Thank you! I was real happy with Dave’s. In fact, I liked his better than mine!
Your T shirts & dyeing look great, especially like your thrift store T
I like all of these, especially the napkins. That blue-grey shade is just wonderful!
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T-hirts look great but my heart leaped at the beautiful silk scarf and with the very different shade of blue napkins…wow!
Sharmon, Thank you! I was quite happy with the napkins. Thanks for dropping by.
Mary Ann, Thank you so much for your kind words. I, too, loved the soft look of the scarf. The vintage napkins are always a surprise and I was quite happy how they turned out. Thanks for dropping by.
What fun! It’s nice to be able to guide the results as you did from your first image to the second one, yet to not really know quite what to expect until the process is complete…this phenomenon is, for me, the best part of creating…
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Hi Lisa, Yes, it sure is! Dyeing has sure changed the way I look at color. I’m so excited to continue on this journey. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.