All the ladies are gathered around their tables. This technique using plastic bags and a dishpan to hold them takes up very little room. We had a bucket of clean water at each table and later a bucket of soda ash solution at each table.
The ladies were each taking a quarter cup of the different dye solutions (5% solutions) to dye their 8 step gradation. This meant the strongest was about 6% and halved at each step. Loose instructions for this are on one of my other blog posts.
You can see the fabrics "curing" in their baggies during our play time. We had lots of dye to play with and I had brought extra pfd fabric as well.
Doing the preliminary rinses to get out the soda ash before washing in the washing machine at home.
This looked like a colorful bucket!!
This was Betty V's gradation of a greyish green. It should have been more green but I think because of the chillly temps, the tangerine didn't take as well as it should have.
You can see here Karen's finished pieces. The ones on the right are a gradation of Intense Blue. I had a lot of white on white snowflake fabric which I shared with the class and I love how Karen's pieces turned out (pictures taken from a note she sent me)!
Betty got some nice solids (she had wanted solids). It shows that you can get some really nice solids using low water immersion dyeing if you squish and message the baggies enough! I took these pictures from Betty's Facebook posting!
Some just sprinkled the liquid dyes on folded pieces of fabric (note the snowflakes).
Scrunched with yellow and blue dyes. This is the back side of one of the snowflake fabrics.