Tray Dyeing – cotton & linen mix

In the last week we’ve had a few nice cool days, even some rain! so I’ve been able to work in my studio & try some of the techniques from ‘Tray Dyeing’ with mixed results. Some worked really well but others will need overdying or a second round in the tray. I’m happy with the ones in the photos. I think I prefer the low water immersion method where the fabric is dry, dye solution is added & left for 1 hour then the soda is added & left for a further 2 hours. This seems to give more variation in colour than soaking the fabric in the soda solution first & arranging it while wet. But I need to keep working with both methods & buy some bigger trays.

Last week my husband officially retired from work. He’s been home for over a year already on sick leave & using up holidays & long service leave. I’ve found I haven’t done as much as usual
this past year so my resolution for this year is to be more committed to my work and not so easily distracted.
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  1. I love these colours Linda.
    The one good thing about dyeing is that if it doesn’t work out you can always go over it.
    By the way your tassel is up on my blog.

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