|cotton sateen - cobalt blue|
Generally I prefer natural dyes. However I purchased some of these fiber-reactive dyes a few years ago and decided I should use what I have. Of course, I'm addicted now and so will probably be purchasing more.
|I used the cobalt blue for most of these. I added a pinch of the Kelly green towards the end. I can see the difference.|
|Homespun cotton, started out cream colored (see tiny original), used cobalt blue.|
|Hanji paper takes the cobalt blue beautifully. It is fragile during the rinse step and I tore the dark one quite a lot. The *plaid* one was folded tightly and wrapped with a rubber band. The paper started out bright white.|
|You can see the effect of the pinch of Kelley green added after I started using the dye.|
|You can see the old dyeing I did - probably tea, but maybe rust.|
|Silk noil, started life a natural color, seen below in the small piece of the original.|
In sum, I am most enamored of the Hanji paper. The color is so rich! It may migrate onto my hands when I stitch it, but maybe not.