Take small pieces of several types of silk… one length of rayon (for another tunic) and one large length for a commission and one pre-made cotton tunic.  Soak in soda ash for an hour then drain.

 

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Make up the procion dyes with water and urea.

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Dye one batch black.

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Dye another black + purple + raspberry (this is the combination for the tunic and rayon length too).

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Cover table tops with polythene and lay out fabric, liberally sprinkle with dyes.

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Swish around and leave crumpled.

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Wash and dry.

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Hope Anne likes the final result!

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Use up the dye to paint a piece of lutradur – for the inside of a new “tower”.

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