So, I was doing some dyeing yesterday:
and I was very surprised by the color of the chartreuse (top right), it looks waaaaay to dark, and the plum (bottom middle) looks a bit brown. No matter how many times I do this, I still need to remind myself that, with dyeing, what you see in the dye pot is NOT what you always get when the fabric is washed and dried. I have to trust in my measurements and wait! But sometimes I do worry that I made up my dye stock wrong, or measured something improperly.
I dyed some perle cotton with a bit of the dye I mixed for the yardage, and it dried out mid-afternoon, so I was able to start rinsing it out – the plum looks much better now:
Hopefully they’ll all look like they’re supposed to:
and if not, well I’ll overdye them into something else! 🙂