Monday, February 28, 2011
Dyeing for some recipes
For the last week I have been creating new color dye recipes using Rit to match some of the 2011 Pantone Fashion colors for Spring and Fall that Rit does not presently have in their color formula guide, but will be adding soon.
I also spent some time mixing a few new colors using Rit's Aquamarine dye. It is such a pretty bright blue (upper right corner), I think right now you can only buy it online. It makes wonderful bright lime greens. If you click on the photo twice to get the largest image, you should be able to read the recipes if you want to try reproducing them.
The dye quanties in the recipes are for mixing liquid dye with one cup of boiling water in a small disposable plastic container and dyeing a peice of fabric about a foot square. If you want to dye a larger peice of fabric you will have to multiply the quantities of dye and water accordingly.