I had quite a lot of fun dyeing those bits of cloth.... no - I didn't dye those tiny little fabric segments, the actual fabric pieces are much bigger (fat quarters actually :)) I find it quite exciting waiting to see what comes out of the bag. (I dye in plastic bags.) Yet, even when you remove the dripping cloth from the bag it's never clear what beauty lies within, until you've washed out all the residual dye and the fabric is dried and ironed. It's like magic.
Dyeing yarn was interesting but I don't think I've the patience to dye yarn very often. It's fiddly and inclined to get tangled. Things did improve once I found that if I washed them in those little net bags you get with washing powder tablets they didn't get so tied up ... but nevertheless I need to find a good reason to dye yarn on a regular basis.
Feast your eyes on the beautiful colours in this. This is hand dyeing using two complementary colours; blue with orange
That piece of cloth almost looks marbled, there are so many colours running through it. All that colour mixing going on in the the tray with blue and orange produced deep rich greens, an amazing number of different blues, yellow, oranges, and bits of rich burnt brown . It's a riot of colour and there are so many organic patterns running through it, almost like pictures of crystals. It's really quite beautiful.
This is a piece of silk dyed using the same colours as the cotton fabric above but the colour is so much softer as is the patterning of the colour across the fabric.
It never cease to fascinate me. I suppose that's why they say it's addictive, the unprecidability of the whole process keeps you coming back and trying another mix.
I've some other complementary colour mixes to try today, just to see what alchemy occurs. Think I'll try red and green next... wonder what'll get?