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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2007 08:45:01 AM »

Here's the original blog post in which I talk a bit more about it: http://robindodge.livejournal.com/20248.html.

Basically, I start with 7 primaries: a warm red, a cool red, a warm yellow, a cool yellow, a warm blue, a cool blue, and jet black, all mixed up in stock solution. Then let's say you want to get that light, muted yellow as an example. You get a bunch of hot water in a plastic cup and pour just a little tiny bit of warm yellow stock solution in. Then just a little drop of black. If it's too bright, you can get another cup of hot water and pour some of what you just made into it. Then let's say for example that you want that red-orange. It's just a matter of mixing red and yellow, but you can use your warm and cool colors to produce different results. One other thing I do when I'm trying to color-match is that I add colors you wouldn't expect. For example, when you're mixing that orange, you can tone it down with black, but you can also tone it down by pouring in a little drop of blue. You really have to play with that to get toned-down colors and not change the color entirely. I did all those skeins with the book right in front of me, so as I poured in a drop of this and that, I could compare it to the picture.

I know that's probably way more info than anyone wanted, but it's too much fun!
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crzychick
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2007 09:18:27 AM »

Those look great!
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angeleyes410
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007 12:59:39 PM »

Wow those are gorgeous!  Shocked
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enediyne1
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2007 08:11:29 PM »

What a neat idea!  This would be the perfect "challenge" for the guild I belong to.

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Anna Key
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2007 08:42:07 PM »

That is just awesome!  You have such control over the colours.  I am in the "chuck it in and see what comes out" camp, not by choice though, lol.

Off to scope out your blog!

xxx lou
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2007 08:51:49 PM »

wow! this turned out super well, i can't believe how spot on you were with matching the colours. beautiful!
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2007 06:43:58 AM »

That is just awesome, fabulous dyeing work and gorgeous colours  Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2007 07:28:13 AM »

Great idea and such great results! I especially loved the orange and blue frog inspired one (don't know the name of the frog).
It reminded me a bit of these butterfly inspired palettes: http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/06/01/colorful-beauty-in-nature-butterflies/
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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2007 05:50:05 PM »

those are fab. I love the second one.
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« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2007 05:10:28 PM »

what an inspired idea. Your colors came out wonderfully.
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