This is an older example of overdyeing. The scanner didn't pick up my pencil scribble so it is left to right -- 3% sun yellow, 3% mixing red, 3% fuchsia, 3% turquoise and 3% Intense Blue. There are no examples of these like above as I use them so often. Down the side is 2% Mixing Grey, 2% Black 902, 2% black 908, 2% Black 909, and my black which is a mix of 2 parts navy and 1 part strong orange in a 2% solution. I loved some of the deep reds we got here. You can see how good the navy/strong orange grey/black is.
The second one is navy blue, turquoise, apricot (a diluted strong orange) and strongest red (a mix, not a pure color).
These, however, are the charts I use to keep track of my dyeing results -- these and of course my dyeing "Bible" that I made in the Carol Soderlund course to which I added 4 or 5 additional sets of primaries (her class consists of making colors with three sets of primaries. I calculated that just using the primary pure colors plus strongest red, you could make sixty different combinations of primaries!! Even I am not that much of a gluten for punishment! If you add in Boysenberry and Grape and call them "reds", there are even more!
You can see from the above that I got some nice blues to add to my stash and have again fallen in love with Basic Blue. I had neglected it because it discharges to a dull beige and isn't that dark a color but it is such a pretty hue!
And of course the requisite Monarch butterfly picture. The neighbor's butterfly bush is out early this year so hopefully we will see some different varieties as the days go on. Our garden is covered with flowers as well which would make a pretty backdrop to these beautiful creatures! I was really just playing with the zoom on the new camera -- it does pretty well!