Struggling with dyes — / 染料と苦闘

Three different mixes / 3種類のミックス


This mix looks fine, but is too weak when actually applied to clothes / このミックスはそれ自体ではよさそうに見えるのですが、実際に衣服を染めてみると、色が弱すぎるのです


Nice blue, but “too blue” in this case — I wanted a light lavender / いいブルーですが、このケースではブルーすぎます。ライト ラベンダーが欲しいので



Looks like a nice lavender — I think I’ll go with this. / よさそうなラベンダーです。これで行こうと思います

(Click each image to enlarge / 各画像をクリックすると、拡大します)

I wanted to dye a solid white shirt into a nice light lavender, which is
not available as a ready-made dye. So, I had to mix some dyes to create
the color.
And this is way tougher than many think —

Dyes on clothes often look too strong while they are wet,
but turn quite pale once they are dry.
So, with my experiences, I have to guess the right vividity
of each dye mix.

So, the final result? Please wait until the dyes on the actual shirt dry!

* To see my finished works of “dyed / painted clothes”, just
click “Painting on clothes” on the black menu above!

ある真っ白なシャツを染めて、ライト ラベンダーにしたかったのです。
ライト ラベンダーという染料は、出来合いのものでは見当たりませんでした。



* 衣服の染めやペイントによる完成作品をご覧になるには、

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Painter, artist of hand-painted / dyed clothes and bead accessories, print designer
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