Three colour scrunching

As you may have noticed, I like random mixtures of colour. One technique for achieving this is to scrunch up the fabric and pour on one dye, then repeat with more fabric and another colour, then again using a third, finally squashing it all down and adding a little extra liquid.

Most people writing about this technique are expecting to use the results to make a patchwork quilt, so they use a bucket. A silk scarf is considerably less bulky than a fat quarter, so I used a kilner jar.

I mixed more dye than I needed, so I used the leftovers to dye one scarf in each of the base colours. I think it is really interesting that the combined colours are so much more subtle than the separate dyes. It is also noticeable that the final scarf in the jar, the red one, is not as interesting as the other two mixed one. Whereas the others have a mixture of colours all over the scarf, the last one is basically red, with a couple of spots of blue, and some mottled white areas. Which will make a lovely base for something else…



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I am a freelance editor and proofreader, working with a wide range of clients from large companies to individuals. I can help you to communicate clearly by carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas get your message over. I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I also have a sideline in textiles, as The Rainbow Angel.
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