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FABRIC DYING PROCESS

EACH PIECE IS UNIQUE BUT LAYERS OF THE SAME COLOURS WILL RUN THROUGH ONE DYE BATCH TO GIVE THE SAME OVERALL HUE, UNTIL YOU LOOK CLOSELY. THE PROCESS OF DYING EACH LENGTH OF FABRIC GOES THROUGH UP TO 6 - 10 BATHS OF DIFFERENT COLOURS TO ACHIEVE SUBTLE VARIATIONS AND DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU PLACE THE FABRIC WITH YOU WILL SEE DIFFERENT TONES WITHIN THE FABRIC.


SOME PIECES I STRIVE TO ACHIVE MORE "VEINS"  OF COLOUR AND LET OTHERS TAKE ON VERY SUBTLE WASHES DEPENDING ON HOW I HOLD THE FABRIC IN THE DYE VAT. OTHERS ARE MUCH MORE EVEN. 


I CAN ONLY LIFT A MAXIMUM OF 3.5 METERS OF WET FABRIC AT A TIME BUT MULTIPLES OF ONE COLOUR CAN BE DYED AND MANY LENGTHS HAVE BEEN USED TO COVER FURNITURE AND MADE INTO CURTAINS. THOUGH THERE WILL BE GRADIENTS OF COLOURS WITHIN THE LENGTHS, SEWN TOGETHER AS PANELS THEY ALL WORK AS A COMPLETE WHOLE AND THE RESULT IS A VERY DIFFERENT FEEL TO MACHINE DYED FABRIC OFF THE FACTORY ROLL.



I WORK OUTSIDE SO AM RELIANT ON WEATHER THOUGH THE MOST FAVOURABLE TIME IS ACTUALLY A COLD FROSTY OVERCAST DAY AS IT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE THE COLOUR.