Yesterday I did a six-step colour wheel for a swap I’m doing for one of my fabric dyeing forums; the colours – ProChem’s sapphire blue, boysenberry and Dharma’s Golden Yellow (MX-GR). This is one of those times that seeing the material is better than looking at the photo as the colours were intense jewel tones, very nice!
Six-step colour wheel using Sapphire, Boysenberry and Golden Yellow. The purple on top of the sapphire blue is a very nice purple but the camera shows it as a blue, something my camera tends to do.
Aside from doing the spiral tutorial yesterday I also decided to play with the last fat eighth piece and accordian fold it and tie it off with some rubber bands for some white resists in the piece.
Fat eighth pleated accordian style.
After the wash-out, dried and ironed.
A lot of the dye washes out so sometimes the pieces that look the worse when you unfold them actually end up being the best ones after some washing. The little flecks in the swirl were caused by trapped air bubbles in the wet cloth.