A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Secrets About Dye Concentrates
Vicki is a professional dyer and has more experience than I will ever have. When she read my post on dye colors she linked me to a post on her blog from 2011. She experimented to find out how long dye concentrates will last in the fridge. She has allowed me to post the chart of her results on the Fire Blog. Thanks, Vicki!
The colors are the Dharma Trading names. The results are listed below. The dye showed the changes the week AFTER this date.
Fuchsia - 56 days - 8 weeks (means 8 weeks of good results and the dyed showed weakness at 9 weeks)
Cobalt - 63 days - 9 weeks
Sky Blue - 35 days - 5 weeks
Deep Orange - 63 days - 9 weeks
Grape - 63 days - 9 weeks
Turquoise - 35 days - 5 weeks
Jet Black - 35 days - 5 weeks
Deep Yellow - 63 days - 9 weeks
Cerulean - 49 days - 7 weeks
Lemon Yellow - 56 days - 8 weeks
Light Red - 56 days - 8 weeks
Please go here to see her full post and here to check out her blog. You can drool over her dyed fabrics in her Etsy shop.
Again, thank you, Vicki, for sharing your knowledge with our readers!