This is my second day of dyeing and I was experimenting with this new blue -- ProChem's Blue 420 which is a new color and which I am not sure still whether it is a pure dye or not. It is not noted as such on their website. I did three gradations using this color in combination with other colors to see if I could recreate some other colors. I had a day of mixed successes.
This gradation is a gradation of this blue (starting with 6%) with a 3% concentration of yellow added to half and 1 1/2% concentration added to the other half. It is actually greener than this picture portrays.
I thought I would try adding some Black to Grape to see if I could get a more intense purple. It was not very successful. I only used a 6% solution of the Grape and a 2% solution of the black and then gradated them together. I think the black was just too light and tended toward blue.
This was an error! I mixed the Mixing Red and the Blue 420 together and then did a gradation of that. I had meant to add the Mixing red to each gradation and did that in the gradation further up in this blog. This was Mixing Red (2%) and Blue 420 (6%) added together.
Here they are altogether. I think my next foray into dyeing will be to do gradations of a lot of the miscellaneous mixed dyes I have. There are quite a few I don't have documented in my book and I hate guessing with dyeing!