Thursday, 7 June 2012
Hue & Dye? Never Again!
I am really, really angry!
Not too long ago I spent some of the little money I have on Hue & Dye dyes that I first discovered at Wonderwool. So today I used them for the third time since I bought them and I am now convinced that it isn't me, my dyeing method or the fibre that's the problem: it's the dyes!
Whenever I use only Hue & Dye, the colours end up incredibly pale and washed out. It is frustrating! The colours never look anything near their photos on the website at all. I hate pastels and now I have a whole lot of pastels right here from today's four lots of dying. I tried a few different methods, fixed the dyes for longer, used different amounts of dye and fibre - no change. What on earth am I supposed to do with it now?
The fibre featured at the top of this post is only more brilliant because I mixed in some of my favourite Sewo Color dye to finish the little I had left. Of course, it all looks darker while in the water than it does now hanging out to dry. I am so disappointed!
Most of all, I am not sure what I am going to do with the dyes I have left since there is quite a bit of it still in the pots. I am just so glad I bought the smallest ones at 10g and no more. Next time I shall just have to shell out some more cash and order my German dyes instead.