Taming wild colours
Recycling material gives great satisfaction but sometimes colours we have in our stash are wild, garish and totally unsuitable for the most colourful hooker!
Over dyeing with a complementary colour is the answer to taming these wild pieces.
Complementary colours are colours that are directly opposite each other on the colour wheel. A Colour wheel is a useful item to have.
Red and Green Blue and Orange Yellow and Purple
Eg. To tame Red add a few drops of Green dye and to tame Green add Red dye. You only need to add a few drops of dye so go carefully you can always add a bit more.
More Dye Recipes
Here are some easy dye recipes to create a good selection of colours. These recipes are made using the primary colours red, blue and yellow. Measure dye into a jug add a little boiling water to the dye, mix well and top up to 1 cup or 240 ml with cold water.
¼ tsp Red and ¼ tsp Yellow
¼ tsp Blue and ¼ tsp Yellow
¼ tsp Blue and ¼ tsp Red
¼ tsp Red 1/32 Yellow 1/128 Blue
½ Blue 1/8 Red
¼ Yellow 1/32 Blue
1/8 Blue 1/16 Red 1/128 Yellow