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This piece of silk was dyed using only one color of dye.  Yes one color.  Though two colors are visible.  What happened you ask?  Well to get technical some molecules of dye are larger than others.  When the fabric is bound (a method of resist) as this piece of silk was some of the dye is prevented from passing through while other areas are able to take up the dye at different rates.  The result is a variegated color.  You can see some parts of this section are darker while some areas don’t seem to have any dye at all.  The color change that occurred here is just where some of  the dye molecules were able to penetrate – a pathway of least resistance. The results were interesting and surprising.

But apart from all the techno mumbo jumbo I just like the way this particular piece turned out.  Love that scary ghoul that appeared – see the bottom left hand side of the picture.

This piece is part of a private collection.

Dyed silk - detail

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About stitchedanddyed

Traveling a great deal as a child I have now settled in New England and it is home. When I started my blog it was mostly so that I could see my fiber works in one place and not have to go through storage containers looking for them! It helps to keep me on track and turn those UFO's into finished pieces - so far it is working. I love gathering with my family, we always have fun, usually around a meal and we laugh a lot. I love fabrics, gardening, music, reading, cooking, traveling and love being home, as well as all sorts of other things.

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