19. Sep, 2018

The Results with Lac

I found it interesting that the mordanted cotton took up the dye much more quickly than the mordanted silk. Unfortunately I think I must have not quite got all the mordant out of the cotton as there were a few mottled marks that only appeared on the cotton. The colours in the photo are brighter and the silk satin at the top has much more colour than this photo would suggest. I am not too worried as the marbIed effect will just add texture to what I am aiming at but it is something to be noted used 5% WOF in this dye lot. Getting the fabrics scoured and mordanted is time consuming and the boring part. I feel I have some rungs on the board now. the fun part is about to begin