|dyed paj silk|
And about my quest for the perfect purple (that deep purple-blue) that I have not, for the life of me, been able to find in a single dye powder.
Every time I create a mix to get what I want - which is usually RIT's blue and red - it might, just might! be that perfect purple but can I repeat it?????never!
Dylon, nope. Their purples are really violets with more red and yellow than blue. Dharma Fiber Reactive Dyes? Thistle comes close but it lacks any color depth. It's kind of blah.
Well lo and behold the color goddess was at my side in that Joann store when I saw TULIP POWDERED DYES for the first time in little packets. Not on sale? Who cares, let's try it out.
You can see the gorgeous paj silk pixed inside above and outside below - see the gloss on this silk? Much much better and more lustrous (like frosted glass) than habotai which, I think, tends to have a sharpness to it I've never liked.