Friday, February 17, 2012

The final results with Jacquard Yellow Sun

Today I have more final results from another dye job.

This color is the result of two blues and a yellow.  the blues were done first and then I over dyed them with Jacquard Yellow Sun.  I didn't really turn out as I expected, I wanted more yellow and less green.  but it cant be out done.  I did learn that even though when I added Yellow Sun to the dye bath, it appeared like there was not much yellow in the bath and it was too pale.  So like a fool I added another 1/2 teaspoon of yellow!  BAD IDEA!! The end result had much more green than intended and it was a more vibrant than I hand intended.

Sure enough once I wound the ball up it was indeed much more green than blue or yellow.  Still it was an important lesson learned.  I decided to continue to work the tie as intended even if the colors where not what I thought they would be. 

1 comment:

  1. I realize this is an old post, but I wanted to offer a solution. You can tone down a too vibrant dye job by overdyeing with tea! Just use one bag in your dyebath at a time, then repeat until it is toned enough for your liking.