This blog is a place to archive project processes and techniques from Painted Threads with descriptions of how work was produced. I am including comments that contain questions and answers pertaining to the work from many of the original blog posts.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mixing RIT dye

These are some of my favorite color combinations I came up with when mixing RIT dyes.
These dye recipes are all mixed with one cup of water

Apple Green
4 tsp golden yellow*
1/2 tsp dark green

Eggplant
3 tsp aubergine*
1/2 tsp black

Dark Olive
3 tsp sunshine orange*
1/2 tsp dark green
1/4 tsp black

Army Green
2 tsp golden yellow*
1 tsp Black
1/2 tsp dark green

Curry
3 tsp sunshine orange*
1/2 tsp purple

Pumpkin Spice
1 tsp tangerine
1 tsp sunshine orange*
1/2 tsp cocoa

Yellow Ochre
3 tsp golden yellow*
1/2 tsp purple

Terra Cotta
1 1/2 tsp tangerine
1/2 tsp cocoa

Blue-violet/Periwinkle
1 1/2 tsp royal blue
1/2 tsp purple

More Colors
Orange Ochre
3 tsp sunshine orange*
1 tsp purple

Lime Green
2 tsp Golden yellow*
1/2 tsp Kelly green

Leaf Green
3 tsp golden yellow*
1/2 tsp dark green

Mulberry
1 tsp purple
2 tsp fuchsia*

Violet
1 tsp purple
1 tsp royal blue

Olive Drab
2 tsp golden yellow*
1 tsp black

Wood Violet
1 1/2 tsp denim
1/2 tsp purple

Bronze
3 tsp sunshine orange*
1/2 tsp navy
1/4 tsp black

Light Olive
3 tsp golden yellow*
1/2 tsp black

Dark Terra Cotta
1 tsp tangerine
1 tsp cocoa

* powder dye
all other dyes are liquid dye
the liquid dyes are more concentrated colors than the powder

These dye recipes were used doing a low immersion dye method. See my article Quilting Arts magazine December 2008 issue.
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