Re: [F-Costume] Re: Costume Con 24 design contest
- --- nmentor467 <nelly.mentor@...> wrote:
> Thanks Mel. I used both types of dye, though theYeah, I'm still working out quirks to dyeing myself.
> Fiber Reactive
> proved to be less 'stable' on the silk than the
> acid. But for
> straight, vat dyeing, I'd guess both types would
> give similar results.
> The FR dye definitely had more violet undertones
> though, at least
> this particular batch from Dharma did. The amazing
> thing is that in
> sufficiently concentrated doses, it comes out navy/
> midnight blue.
> Funny, that.
A recent batch of charcoal grey FR dye (and plenty of
it) on silk velvet turned out taupish-lavender.
Testing in black Rit produced pretty much the exact
same color. *scratches head* Still trying things to
get a charcoal grey. . .
I've pretty much decided never to use the FR stuff on
100% silk anymore, unless I'm looking for a pale,
possibly slightly shifted version of the given color.
FR periwinkle and lavender dyes worked fine for my
Dream gown (a pale color), but when I dyed some
habotai with FR navy and midnight blue dyes for my
Blood Red undergown, it turned out vivid royal purple,
even after 15 hours in the dye bath. Pretty color,
but not exactly what I was looking for.
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- --- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, Judy Mitchell <judymitch@o...>
> And I believe Jonatha is lurking on the list as well, shehas
> of designs in the folio, and some that won as well.I am lurking--can't wait to see the whole folio with everyone's
> My we are a creative bunch! that's great!!
designs, and more besides. As to us being a creative bunch, I'm
thinking that Madame Moderator and other list participants' (gentle)
haranguing about deadlines, encouraging, explaining, discussing, and
overall attentiveness to the contest is a Good Thing (by the way, my
mom used those initial caps long before Martha Stewart trademarked
them). I am one who feels creativity begets creativity--knowing
others are interested in a project tends to spark my own thoughts
and inventions. It's not one-ups-manship competition,
but...say...the fractalization of inspiration.
And we need more inspiration happening in the world.
- jehanni2 wrote:
> And we need more inspiration happening in the world.Jean's trying to nudge to to doing something for CC25 in St Louis.
dunno... my artistic abilities.... I'm much better at analyizing than
coming up with something whole-cloth (as it were).