Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I was recently commissioned to dye and silk screen six drapery panels. The dye desired was Turmeric, and the initial color was way too brilliant. I had to wash and wash and wash until the color faded to more of a buttery hue, rather than maize. The monks robes will fade with time, too, but all it takes is a quick dip back in to the saffron colored soup and they are brilliant gold once again! This method works great for something like drapes, as they don't require many washings. The color will hold- no worries.