Dye job

I had this pure wool skirt in ivory white. Everything about this skirt made sense for me…except the colour. When i first considered dyeing it, i thought anything but blue. Which is funny, considering the results. What eventually drew me away from bright red and sunflower yellow, my initial colour choices, was the difficult i would have finding something suitable to match. (Although i can’t deny that either one would look fantastic.)

So blue it is. Actually, elephant grey according to the hot water dye package. It’s frustrating that even though i added the dye to the soaking fabric (instead of the other way around so that the fabric would be uniformly wet and therefore take up the dye consistently — as learned in exhibit A; take note, exhibit B), it still varies a lot in colour tone throughout. Though that might be the best part.



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