I am really new to dyeing - in fact is a questions about my first project.
My plan was to create a dip-dyed colour gradient from the bottom of a shirt until just under the armpits where the colour would completely stop and fade into the shirt colour (an off-white viscose in this case).
I used procion mx dyes (mixture of rust orange and cerulean blue to make the seafoam green) and the colour hasn't come out right at all - it's darker in shade but less intense if that makes sense and is a bit too blue (see photo - the picture's a bit darker than real life) - it looks like a sort of muddier version of the colour I was after. Is this to do with my dyeing technique/colour mixing or the shirt?
This is the colour that I was after.
I was thinking of re-dyeing the shirt although I'm not sure I'll get the colour without removing the original dye first - and I'm not sure whether it's worth it if I'm unlikely to achieve the colour that I'm after anyway.
What do you think?
Many thanks, Pippa