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Such a lovely day yesterday, bright and breezy, perfect for having a go at some dyeing. I am obsessed with cotton scrim at the moment and couldn't wait to see how I could transform a plain piece into something more exciting. My friend Jayne (Jayne Hewison Textile Designer) offered to show me the ropes. This is how we did the first piece....
... soaked the scrim well in water, transferred to a dye pot of pinky-coloured dye and left on a low heat on the stove. Rinsed and squeezed out the scrim and layed it flat on the table. Mixed up small containers of blue and purple dye of varying intensity. Splodged (technical term) and brushed dye on randomly.
Rinsed well again
and hung out to dry
in the warm breeze
Here is violet sporting the finished article
And this is another piece with more subtle colour tones. Think I could become hooked on dyeing. Thanks for a fabulous day Jayne !!!