Sep 17, 2016

Call me crazy

Go ahead.  It's OK.  When it comes to color, I have a real problem.  This Gunmetal is perfect for a night sky, but it is bugging the crap out of me.  I see a purplish cast and I hate reddish blues.  We all see color differently and it may be a perfect dark blue to others.  I mixed the dye until I got the right greenish brown and after a quick dip, the difference is subtle, the purplish cast is toned down, not as harsh.  On the right is my dip after drying, and the left is the original.  You may not even see the change.  I could do another dip but why push it?  I like the color, just wanted to warm and tone a little. 




If my ankle wasn't killing me, I would do a happy dance.  But the way I've been flashing tonight, give me a few minutes.  I may change my mind.
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EDIT - I did.  So I dipped again!  A little more toning and it's perfect.  It's a beautiful midnight blue sky now.  Whew.  I may order another piece now that I know I can adjust it.  But then again, who knows if it will come in the same shade?

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26 comments:

kathiquilts said...

Marly -- you were right on the 1st dip -- definitely toned down (almost obliterated) the purplish cast. After the 2nd dip -- GORGEOUS!!

Truus said...

Sorry to hear your ankle gives you so much pain. Like the color after the second dip.
Happy stichting
Greetings Truus from Holland

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Great choice ... I like the 2nd dipping the best.
Yes, it is in the wee hours of the AM. Just another one of those nites/days.
Have a great one.
Peace,
Barb

Three Sheep Studio said...

LOVE the color after the second dip !
Rose

C. M. Designs said...

WOW ! Just the right touch makes all the difference. Sorry about your not being able to do the "happy dance".
Your Santa will be happy on that color !
Charlotte in Va.

Linda McKenzie said...

Second dip is perfect....go with it!

Jacqueline said...

If you think you have trouble seeing colors..... I am looking at your linen and I don't see blue at all...I don't see gunmetal gray, I see dirty pinkish hue. But what I see, I like...

Have a great Sunday. Hope your sister is doing ok.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

So sorry the ankle is paining you again and I feel your pain, my thumb just doesn't seem to be getting any better. This aging thing isn't all it's cracked up to be. Hope Carole is feeling better now after her mussel encounter.

Love the 2nd dipping even more and it's sheer perfection now so can't wait to see santa all stitched up on it.
Donna

Robin in Virginia said...

I like both the 1st and 2nd dippings, but really like the 2nd one. And on my monitor, the original (looks like grape juice here) doesn't look anything like the picture (it was definitely the gunmetal color) you sent me via email. Hope your ankle lets up and you enjoy your day.

Amanda said...

The dying was a great idea; the original color was way too purple to do anything with. What were they thinking?!!!

deb said...

I *like* the way it came out after the second dip. Agree that the original was too purple - Halloween stitch, perhaps, but this is for that great Santa, right? It will look fantastic!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Beautiful!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm sure the color is all wrong on my monitor. Looks purplish to me and I'm sure it's not.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Mouse said...

oooo love the colour change ... the original one was a wee bit too purple for a night sky unless sort of halloweenee type of design stitched on it ...
love mouse xxxxx

Margaret said...

Looking good! I'd be afraid to do all that dyeing you do.

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, I know what you mean about the ankles, mine too, ugh!!!!! Do love the color change, more earthy. Hugs Francine.

acorn hollow said...

I wish I was that good at dying of course if I did it more often maybe I would feel a bit better about it.
Cathy

diamondc said...

Marly: Love the color, I am not brave enough to dye anything but white fabric.
I hope you ankle gets better.

Blessings
Catherine

debbie haggard said...

I think all the versions are gorgeous! I envy you for being so certain of what you want and adventurous enough to experiment until you get it!

Beth in IL said...

Great job! I need to dye some fabric for stitching. Love what you did.

Summer said...

Sorry about your ankle♥ Have a great week ♥

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Barbara said...

I like the last dip the best. Beautiful color!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Great job with the old dye pot! I think the color turned out great and will be gorgeous wit your Santa. Sorry the ankle still bother and I can absolutely relate to the flashes. WTF? It's just not fair. They make me ridiculously sweaty and miserable somethings. Grrrrrr.....

Maggee said...

Until you dipped it again, all I see is purple-y coloring... NOT gunmetal... unless it is a purple gun! You will like the new color... more you!!

Sarah Marchuk said...

I have a lot of trouble with color too

Theresa said...

Love the 2nd dip. Hope your ankle is better.

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