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Dye sample strategy - the "Cube" method | Tien Chiu
Sequential dyebaths - "Cube" strategy The basic idea behind this method comes from Carol Soderlund's dye mixing classes (as reported to me; I haven't taken the classes). The idea is that you do a "color cube" where you take a predetermined set of dye concentrations, then dye every possible combination of those concentrations with three primary colors (yellow, red, blue), in sequential dyebaths (each primary has its own dyebath, and each sample goes through three dyebaths). This method uses 3n dyebaths to create n³ samples, where n is the number of dye concentrations used. Run n dyebaths using dye #1, with n² samples in each dyebath. These should cover all concentrations of dye #1 in the samples (including 0%). After the samples are dry, sort samples into piles according to the concentration needed of dye #2. There should be n piles, each containing n samples of each concentration of dye #1 (for a total of n² samples in each pile). Run n dyebaths using dye #2. After the