So yesterday's batch was done in the bigger Sterlite boxes. I had to scavenge some from fabric storage, but they can go back when I'm done. I decided to again use the layered low immersion system. I like getting three gradations of the same color. It's fairly easy. I didn't have colors in mind right off, so I looked at the stash, and said, what do I most need. My notes on a scrap of paper said,
"Light Orange, Yellow/brown, and Reddish Gray." Here's a little overview of the process.
|Here's "light orange." Hmm. Dye definitely didn't lose any strength since I mixed it on Jan. 28th. This was pure golden yellow with a quarter teaspoon of fuschia.|
|The next attempt was for yellow/brown. Not too far off from my aim. This was pure golden yellow with about a quarter teaspoon of blue.|
|The second layer here was also much lighter.|
|There was SO MUCH dye in this bin, the last two layers didn't get close to soaking it up, so I threw in a random fat quarter of beige fabric to see what difference using non-PFD fabric would make.|
It was interesting how the orange and pea-soup-baby-poop colors were so different on the first pieces, but they went back toward pure yellow to the point where I honestly don't know which of the two light yellow pieces came out of which batch.