Wednesday, 30 October 2013

That Challenging Colour

Eggplant, double strength




Spent much of yesterday dyeing gradations of fat-eighths, trying to match the colour for our next challenge.








Half blue-violet, half indigo,
standard strength



I haven't tried to find the colour in a local shop, because there aren't any local shops to speak of, and because it's such an unusual colour I decided that would be a waste of time.  

Blue-violet, standard strength




No satisfactory results so far, so will have another go at it today. Any ideas? Paint?

Have written e-mail to Pro-Chem with photo of that #@*! blossom. Will let you know if they respond.

Meanwhile, Helena, if you see something promising at Houston, please buy a little for me!


1 comment:

  1. What a challenge you have set us, Linda F! I think the bottom batch (blue-violet) is getting close - maybe a drop of turquoise? It's a blue but it has this hint of lilac about it - a very tricky colour.

    Oh well, a useful experiment adding to your knowledge of dyes (and your stash), Heather.

    Hilary

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