Remember Dylon's Intense Violet. This fabric was dyed as per the instructions on the pack.
Once the first hour had passed I removed the fabric and started exhaust dyeing. Exhaust dyeing is an unpredictable process, you never know exactly what colour your fabric is going to dye. It is a great way to add to your fabric stash for no extra outlay.
The piece on the top right was the first piece to go into the dye bath. I also decanted a small amount of the dye bath at this stage and finger pleated a piece of fabric, top left. Both these stayed in the dye bath for 1 hour. I repeated the exhaust dyeing process with another piece for 1 hour (bottom right) then
finally the final piece also had 1 hour( bottom left). You can see that by this stage there wasn't much colour left in the dye bath.
This post was first published here on 30/06/09.