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06 September 2006 @ 04:01 pm
Okay. Tea dyeing didn't work, either because of not enough tea or not dark enough or... something. So. The yellow robe (which I had expected to be golden but came out canary yellow) (and then was tea-dyed into a darker shade, but now has tea splash marks on it) is going to be dyed with osage orange, and post-mordanted with iron into what is supposed to be moss green. We can only hope.

That means one silk robe will be dyed purple with logwood and tin mordant. The one hemp robe that was tea-dyed is now being coffee-dyed, hopefully to a state of darker brown. That will then be accented with the orange hemp (remember that?) covered in henna designs. Oh yeah, I am queen of changing plans. :)

End result: 3 silk robes, 1 undyed, 1 green (chemically) dyed, 1 purple (naturally) dyed. 3 hemp/cotton robes, 1 green (hopefully) (naturally) dyed, 1 brown (naturally) dyed, 1...

What the hell happened to that other one? GAH!
Elletheletterelle on September 7th, 2006 02:51 pm (UTC)
I understood what you meant. :) I'll try that another time. The coffee worked well, and now it's time to cut out the robe and see how this experiment goes. :)

I totally have to post pics of these. Because this coffee-dyed one is going to be very ambitious, and hopefully good.