Having experimented at ‘painting’ sketchbook pages with Procion MX on the Stitch Retreat, I wanted to try this for myself. I found my pots of primary colours of Procion Mx powder, and set to mixing.
The first colour I made was orange, as I wanted to add some to my printed green jugs. Rather fitting as we ran Hilary out of a whole pot of dye on the retreat!
I mixed up some green, and a fabulous violet, here on a sketchbook page with some white neocolour 1 as a resist:
The green looks great on these tags:
I then made some fuchsia and turquoise straight from the pot, without mixing:
I have a lovely set of tiny measuring spoons, labelled Dash, Pinch and Smidgen, which I’ve been saving till I got brave enough to mix dye, for about 6 years. They got used, and now my jam jars have stuff like ‘a dash of turquoise, a dash and a smidgen of fuchsia’ written on.