My box of procion dyes has grown over the years. Lots of colours have been collected from attending workshops, visiting craft fairs, and via internet purchases. I just love playing with colour so I thought it was about time that I considered the differences in colour ranges more thoughtfully and to identify (if I can) the actual MX label of each dye. Time also – to examine the differences when mixing particular colours.
So — last night I got out all my blues and just two of my reds and dyed lots of little pieces of cotton, being careful to number them so that I can begin to identify the MX number and colour that is applied to each of my dyes. Annoyingly many packets fail to identify the MX number – something which I am now careful about when making purchases.
Here’s what came out of my dyeing session.
No.1 Indigo: No.2 Marine Blue MXG: No.3 Cereulean Blue:
No.4 Medium Blue 072; No.5 Cobalt: No.6 Deep Blue: No.7 Marine Blue;
No.8 Fire engine red MX-BRA; No.9 Magenta.
During July I am participating in an ATASDA stamping/painting workshop by Marie Therese Winiowski. I hope that by focussing on dyeing processes now, I will be ready to create complex cloth pieces.
By the way, do you have a method of keeping track of colours? Have you got favourite colour combination that makes your fabrics zing?