|Lemon yellow to black|
I wanted to explore the gradations between yellow and black. I am supposed to create a piece in tints & shades of yellow and I am a bit embarrassed to say that I am not quite sure I can recognize a shade of yellow from a shade of orange or a shade of yellow green.
To the right is my first piece. I must admit the photo makes the piece look fairly ugly on my computer screen. Yet in person, it is my favorite scarf. It is pale and delicate in a beautiful yellow. It is definitely a keeper.
I pinned the habotai silk scarf which was soaked in vinegar to two 36" x 12" stretcher frame so I would have more control over where the dye went. Using lemon yellow and black I made a variety of gradations and painted stripes in the resulting colors. I was simply mesmerized by the gradations. Since it was warm this scarf was quickly dry so I did not have a lot of blending of the different gradations of color. I also experimented in a couple of places with putting kosher salt on wet spots to add a different pattern to the piece.
|Here are gradations of golden yellow to black.|
There were perhaps a dozen of us dyeing in a variety of colors so there were lots of jars laying around with 'unkown' colors. I picked up a few and created the scarf below.
On Saturday we were cleaning up and threw all the greens into one jar. I checked the color and had to make these two scarves in the remaining absolutely unreproducible fabulous green.