Thursday, June 13, 2013

no luck exhausting

more dyeing-note the spelling-with brazilwood in a pot that refuses to exhaust. looking around the house for more stuff, whatever at this point, to dye.
 added about a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate to the pot. think that the color is optimal now.

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  1. That is a really nice color, I love it:)
    Do you have to wash it a lot afterwards, I mean is there a lot of loose dye? I have never dyed with brazilwood, some say that it bleeds a lot, and I do have some brazilwood but never tried it. I should:)

    1. i haven't found the wash off particularly different from any other dyes.
      i do dye brazilwood very very slowly, low heat and for a long period.

  2. Anonymous4:53 PM

    often I am exhausted long before the dye pot. I often combine 2 different dyes when trying to exhaust them and get interesting results

  3. So how long is a "long period"? I usually simmer for an hour or two and leave it to cool in the pot overnight if possible. The last time I dyed with brazilwood I lost a lot of the colour in the washout. I thought I'd done something wrong. The fibre was cotton and sea-cell with alum mordant and it ended up a pale pink. Not particularly my colour.

    I'm with Jean. Sometimes dyepots exhaust me first! I've even been known to throw in my underwear when I run out of things to dye. (Not right off my body. I actually take time to mordant first! LOL!!) I especially love my madder-dyed silk panties.

  4. optimal color = the best amazing color!!!!!

  5. Potrei venire io con un po' di quella famosa seta, che ne dici?


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