Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pantone Can Keep Their Emerald


I love the silk Archer I made for July but there was something so off about the color. I know something is not my color when I have nothing in my closet that goes with it. I even took it with me on a trip to  High Fashion to find fabric for a pair of pants. Everything was either "yuck" or "meh..."
 
What to do?
 
Teal to the rescue! There is something SO satisfying about dunking a piece of silk into a boiling pot of acid dye. Having sandwashed this crepe de chine previously I had no fear about the dyeing process. My thoughts were "what's the worst that can happen? I'm not wearing it the way it is..."
 
And now I LOVE it and it will see lots of wear. I found that I couldn't focus on my next Archer with that emerald green nagging at me. What a difference a dye makes!
 
Got something in your closet that you like everything about except the color? Check out the assortment of dyes made by Jacquard. It's fun, fast and virtually fool-proof.

15 comments:

  1. I agree. It's a much better color.

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    1. Thanks, Kimberly. Amazing what just that small tweak accomplished!

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  2. well done you - good recovery

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    1. Just tying to keep up with you, Wonder Woman.

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  3. Wow, love this teal colour. Thanks for the link.

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    1. Thanks, Valerie...one of my favorites, too!

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  4. love it like this too! But isn´t dying too messy? Just asking because I just dyed some black stuff (t-shirts and trousers) to make thm black-er and what about all the stiring, and then cleaning the pot... dying is for the brave ones! :D
    OF course in you case it is worthy. The difference between leaving a piece in the closet and actually wearing it!

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    1. If you use a fiber reactive dye it isn't really messy at all, I do it frequently in the washer. I use Jacquard Procion dyes for cellulose (cotton, linen, rayon etc) fabrics, works great. Don't use the old fashioned RIT type dyes, they stain everything and wash out and basically suck.

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    2. It's not hard, Merche...I think the product makes the difference...

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  5. That is a really nice teal which is so rich looking.

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  6. So smart to dye this top when it just wasn't working for you! You must be an "Autumn"!!

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  7. Well, I was thinking that the emerald was gorgeous with your hair color. But maybe this is a better hue for you! I just finished a dress in a color that does not exist in my closet -- and totally washes me out. There is a good reason I don't have anything in this pale green color. I will have to try the dye route!

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    1. Just do it, Cissie. There is a dye most all fabric types.

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