Here are the first results of my dyeing using the leftover dyes from the Sara Lamb class I took last week. The yarn is 100% silk.
The colors from right to left are yellow, turquoise, orange, scarlet and trash green. The photo is true to the colors...so what was called yellow turned out green. I assumed this happened since the silk was not white it was more of a blueish grey. Of course, there could have been contamination of the yellow - - it was a long and somewhat messy class! The trash green was an amalgamation of any dyes folks used which where greenish. They all went into one bucket. I also have some trash red...which I dyed the next day.
I like the colors but was hoping for more contrast. Turns out all the colors I dyed are pretty much the same value. Check out the black and white photo of the yarns all balled up and ready to be woven. I will definitely need to dye up some dark colors before the tapestry class in March. I need a couple of high contrast colors. I am thinking of a rich purple and perhaps a dark green.