Hand dyed parfait

There was some dye left from the three colours (red, blue and black) of Procion MX dyes I used on the second day of snow dyeing. I decided to use the parfait technique described in Ann Johnston’s book: Color by accident.

Red snow dyed parfait
Red snow dyed parfait

I scrunched up the first metre of the pfd cotton in a small container, and began layering the leftover dyes. I started with the red dye.

Blue snow dyed parfait
Blue snow dyed parfait

Next came another layer of cotton and then the blue dye. You can see some light purple where the red and blue dyes mixed.

Black snow dyed parfait
Black snow dyed parfait

The last layer of cotton was then saturated with the black dye. The more you manipulate the fabrics, the more the colours will migrate to other layers. I didn’t manipulate the layers after I added the black, so there is no evidence of the red and very little of the blue on this topmost layer. It is still a very attractive piece.

What is your favourite flavour of parfait?