**Post Zelda-AU WIP: Dye Resist Try**
So after the paint rush/failure with the china silk and the fact that I cannot iron those pieces due to the paint, and china silk is horrendous to sew with. Even if it was AMAZING for the ombre dye.
This test was to do a few things: A. Do a color test for sateen, and do a wax resist test.
Overall I think I failed miserably.
The top row was a test of bees wax which is thicker, and then the bottom was a soy resist. They were dyed with a tool (please note, it was fucking hard) and then I dyed them in hot water in my cups, and then threw them in boiling water to get rid of the wax after they had cured enough. Some of the pigment came out in the second bath. Then the left set went through another bath with pink for the part that was resisted.
None of the above made me happy :/
What was the most weird part was the fact that the resists acted differently and boiled out differently. The left side just disappeared due to the long bath in the tan, while the right side lingered a bit more. The problem becomes hot water is almost needed to do a rit dye ombre, and I melt off the wax in the process of it. And the cottons require MORE time in it or a much much denser bath.
Guh. I feel like I may have just wasted $25 on tools I’m not looking forward to ever using again…