Unexpected but fantastic results!

A successful dyeing morning with my fiber friend Kris! I’m beginning to dye fabric for a large commission (7 feet long!) and this experiment with using Color Magnet is a part of that.

This product is supposed to create darker areas where applied. I don’t know if it’s because of the material (silk) or the process (acid dyeing uses hot water) but the results were different than expected. But in a wonderful way. Color Magnet is sold in an applicator form as well as the jar of goop.

The applicator went on too thinly so very little patterning happened. The liquid in the jar was fun to apply, went on maybe too thickly, was slow to dry (overnight on my porch wasn’t enough) but gave the best results.

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 1

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 1

The dark areas are there but also beautifully random white areas.

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 2

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 2

I love the one above-how the darker areas are outlined in white.
One more:

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 3

Color Magnet on Charmeuse silk 3

 

 

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