I decided to have a huge dyeing project involving the 12 hues of the color wheel and 3 values of each. I am also doing a portrait quilt in browns so I dyed that too.
The first day I dyed the 4 fat quarters for the portrait in a pre-mixed brown MX dye from Pro-Chem. It was obviously made with red and probably green but the lightest value turned pink. Very disappointing!! Then I dyed one yard each of fuchsia, lime green, grape and sun yellow.
What a disaster. First (note to self) never dye complementary colors and wash them even WITH color catchers. The yellow suffered the most and I used so much dye there was little difference in the values. Some I will over-dye later.
Then I made by OWN brown using golden yellow, turquoise and mixing red and it came out much better
I have put the dyeing project on the shelf for now. Meanwhile here are pictures of my beach bootie.
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