Monday, April 11, 2011
My parfait dye attempt--jdemilo
I think it is very easy to see that the material was folded or scrunched differently in each piece. Even in a parfait piece, how it goes in the container makes a huge difference in the final results. I certainly think that is something to be mindful of when dyeing fabric for a particular project.
Rather than to use multiple colors, I decided to try a Black Magic Gradation. So, the first color was a weak teal solution, next a stronger teal solution, then a strong solution, a strong solution with a little black and last a strong teal with lots of black. I like the idea but there is so much white left in the fabric that I don't get really see the gradation I wanted to see. That is my fault I think. I only let it sit for a couple of hours and I twisted some of those pieces pretty tight.
Anyway, here are the close ups of each piece flapping in the breeze.