I used Procion MX Dye in Bottle Green and Indigo Blue.
Amongst the fabrics I used were Cottons, Muslin. Scrim, Velvets, Silks and various papers.
The Cotton Velvet and Silk Velvet gave the most luxurious colours.
The blues came out in different shades on different fabrics. This is an assortment of Velvets, Silks and Cottons - Muslin & Scrim.
It’s the same with the greens. Again, Velvets, Silks and Cottons - Muslin & Scrim.
I even dyed some paper towels.
Not sure what exactly I did ‘wrong’ when I dyed the tissue paper, but I like the effect anyway. No doubt I wouldn’t be able to achieve this again!
I also dyed some handmade paper made from recycled denim jeans. The background layer is the original paper, on the left it has been dipped in the Indigo Blue dye and on the right, in the Bottle Green Dye.
This piece of denim paper was concertina folded and tied at each end then one end dipped in green and the other in blue.
Some of the fabrics are a bit 'patchy', probably because I put too much fabric in the dyebath at one time. Strangely enough though I like them like this as I prefer my hand-dyed fabrics to look 'hand-dyed', to a certain extent, quite possibly why I have a passion for space dyed fibres. If I wanted a solid block of colour I would be inclined to go and buy fabric in the shade I required.