Dye samples | Tien Chiu's Blog
Just a quick note to say that I've created a new webpage for my dye samples: I've finished the first set of dye samples and am impatiently waiting for the next batch of embroidery floss and dyes to arrive, so I can do a second (or more) set. I'm a bit surprised by these dye samples - color theory says that yellow + magenta = red to orange, but there are no red-red shades and the orange is closer to salmon. The purples are gorgeous, but there are no browns - only shades of mauve and a few grays. I'm not sure what's causing this - it looks like the yellow isn't strong enough, so purples predominate. I may have to redo this set with a stronger solution of yellow, or else a different shade of yellow. I don't much like the look of the lemon yellow, so perhaps I'll use the deep yellow that's on its way. For those who are into mixing colors, here is a chart from Paula Burch that lists the "pure" (unmixed) Procion MX dyes. Doing the dyes