I have 2 more 3-part dye gradients to share this week. These two shoe perfectly the reasont hat I bother to do these blends.
Of course, I have lots of nice oranges from my 2-part blends but I am in love with all three of these from the russet (second from the left) on the left to that rich red, second from the right. The fabrics on either end are the two colors that I blended.
This one is a blend of the plum on the left and yellow. The plum is a blend of 2 other pure dyes. Again, I love the results of this test. That deep wine in the middle is fabulous........well, I think it is anyway!
You might wonder what I do with these.
I cut a 2" strip of the fabric and attach a tag with the color code. All of these are referenced in a binder with the recipes. I use that binder in every dye session.
I've got lots of color recipes now! I have tried many times to keep these in some kind of color grouping or neat order but it never works. I work with them best spread over the floor.
I use the swatch strips to build color palettes or to send someone a photo of colors to consider.
Like this palette that I created for someone a few months ago. It's been a lot of work to develop, test and document all of these recipes but it sure makes my job easier when it's time to create custom fabric for someone (or for myself).
I can't wait to create my next 3-part gradient!