All Natural - Not

OK. I can't do two things at once. Like take photos and teach a technique.  I forgot. Sort of. Anyway, here are three snaps taken during the rock-dyeing, with my examples, the rock and one teaching shot.


What we did:

Wrap and rubberband silk scarflets around different sizes and shapes of limestone rocks.

Paint each piece with low-water dye mixtures, using Procion MX dyes that are mixed colors -- rust brown, Chinese red,  bright green, rust brown were the choices I premixed with a soda ash solution.


rockdye2.jpgMicrowave for 2 minutes.

Unwrap and wash, revealing interesting shapes, textures and colors.