Monday, March 31, 2008

Dyeing Day

I spent a day with my friend Beth, doing low-water immersion dyeing with Procion MX dyes. We started by dyeing 6 yards each with sun yellow, fuchsia, mixing red, turquoise, and intense blue. We then over-dyed the fabrics with the gray and black colors you can see in the pile on the right. The left pile shows the greens we got from over-dyeing the yellow with the various grays and blacks.

The fuchsia and mixing reds.

The turquoise and intense blues.

These fabrics were dyed with a gradation of navy blue and a constant 2% solution of yellow and mixing red.

We each made 44 yards of fabric. For more information on the process, see Beth's blog at

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Anonymous said...

I am new to your blog and quite intrigued with your newly dyed fabrics. May I ask what PDF you use? The gradations are stunning!


Marcia said...

Thanks! I used Robert Kaufman kona cotton pfd fabric. Marcia

anne said...

Hi Marcia, this is anne parker we took some classes together at nancy crows back in 04 and 05! I am very impressed with your studio and what you are doing, I love to check in and read everything.
Ill be back at the barn in sept for 2 weeks, its been a while.
you can see my blog at Take care!