Saturday, October 20, 2012
Dyes in the Fridge.
The last Ann Arbor Fiber Arts Guild meeting I was at, Nancy, our Fiber lab coordinator from the U of M School of Art and Design was there. So I finally got to ask her the recipe.
1 powder dye to 4 water.
ie: 1 cup of dye to 4 cups of water.
You mix them up, put them in an old dish soap bottle and they're good in the fridge for 3 months. So while I was dyeing some pieces yesterday, I made some of the basics.
Sherri, my professor from Art School says to double up on the black. Nancy said it didn't matter too much. I found doubling the black to make it more goopy and difficult to get all the way through the funnel into the dish soap bottle. I think in general black dye is a lot better than it once was. I remember having trouble getting a good black, but I have not had that issue in the past year of getting back to dyeing.
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