Here are two more of the experiments we did with the Colorhue dyes.
- Optical blending with transparent fabric–we used silk organza. Each person chose three colors, dyed the fabric squares, then layered the fabrics so one was on top, one in the middle, and one on the bottom. Then we reordered them with the middle one on top, the bottom in the middle, and the top on the bottom, and so forth. It was fascinating to see how the nature of the layers changed depending on where the colors fell. I chose brown, red (rose), and purple.
Following are the blends of two other students.
2. Next we did color steps using three colors: Canary Yellow, Rose, and Electric Blue. To do this the easy way, cups were arranged in a pyramid with the three pure colors in each corner containing 5 parts concentrate in each. Concentrate was increased or decreased one part of concentrate at a time in the center cups to create blends. Strips of silk were dyed and each of us received one in each color, creating our own pyramid of fabric.