I’ve been busy dyeing, washing and ironing fabric for my upcoming nested round robin. I had previously posted a medium colour wheel (scroll down) in this colour-way, Dharma’s marigold, burgundy and navy blue. Yesterday I dyed a light colour wheel and another medium colour wheel .
Light colour wheel – Dharma’s marigold, burgundy, navy blue.
To the medium colour wheel I added Jacquard’s Jet Black to each colour. I had debated whether or not to add the black to the medium wheel because I had a feeling that the colours would be on the dark side – and that’s the way they turned out. It’s interesting how an additive will change the colours.I choose Jacquard’s Jet Black because I’d heard that it was a fairly neutral black but I’m thinking it tends to bluish black because of the way the black reacted with my colours. A few interesting greens and browns in this additive wheel.
Medium colour wheel with Jet Black additive – colour’s a bit off – too bright.
With the leftover dye from the light and medium wheels I tossed together a few parfaits. Using the leftover lighter dye I alternated the dye with fat eighths in a vase, six layers in total. For the leftover medium dye I added 1 ml of black to each of the remaining 1/8 cups of dye. I then added this to two fat eights of material again in another vase. The piece on the bottom received the dregs and ended up a really nice piece of fabric. I’m really regretting that it’s only a fat eighth.
Light parfait – marigold, burgundy, navy blue
I also did an Ivory gradation yesterday. Dharma says to use the dye at half strength but I wanted to see what it was like at full strength so I just added another couple of steps to my usual six but to tell the truth they are so pale as to be almost white. The ivory at it’s strongest step reminds me of an orange creamsicle then as it fades I get a strong sense of buttered popcorn but the kind with the fake margarine if that makes sense. LOL, you don’t think my diet’s getting to me do you?
Dharma’s Ivory in 8-step gradation.
Speaking of which, I have lost nine pounds in two and a half weeks. Sounds good but most of it was water weight that came off in the beginning. I’m down to losing about one pound every five days now. Frustrating because I’m eating next to nothing. My own fault I guess, I haven’t been exercising as much as I should but then again I have been getting the house tidier and lots of dyeing and crafts done.