Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Touch Of Grey

Dyeing is a lot like cooking.  There are recipes for cooking.  Pick a recipe, assemble the ingredients, follow the directions and you should have something resembling the mouth-watering picture on the front. I'll admit that often it's not as easy as all that.  But the fun part about cooking is that the recipe serves as a blueprint for other adventures in cooking.  Take that same basic recipe and you can tweak it to your own taste - more spice, less salt, add this, omit that. Before you know it, you've created your own recipe.  The possibilities are endless.

The same goes for dyeing.  Start with a basic color recipe. Yellow and blue make green.  There are many ways to refine that basic green color.  A little more yellow gives you a moss green. A little more blue gives you a pine green.  As with cooking the possibilities are endless. And that's half the fun.

Tweaking a basic color recipe can have subtle or dramatic results. I've been playing around with colors for a custom dye job.  A little more of this, a little less of that.

Subtle shades.

1 comment:

Knitnscribble said...

gorgeous, looks like you have this recipe just right, lovely