I keep my dye concentrates in a mini frig.
I mixed them up last January 2015.
I have been using them all year long...
I was getting concerned that maybe
they were losing their potency?
This green fabric was dyed with them today...
I am pleased with the way the fabric
took the 10 month old dyes.
This piece was dyed with 3 or 4 different green dyes.
I decided to use up all of the dyes in the frig today:
This is black dye.......
It definitely has lost most of his potency...
I have been told that black dye works best when
it is freshly mixed up and used right away.
Maybe that holds true?
This piece was done with Azure Blue and Deep Purple...
These 2 colors dyed really well
Deep and Rich colors!
The warm colors dyed really well...
I am pleased with this red piece of fabric.
This is dyed with several different red dyes.
This piece is dyed with reds and oranges.
This piece was dyed with yellow then orange on top.
All of the 10 month old dye concentrates
were used up today to create these fabrics...
Other than the very light black fabric,
I don't think there was much color loss with
the 10 month old dyes.
I guess I can relax and quit worrying about my
dye concentrates getting old...
I will mix up new dye concentrates in 2016
and not worry about them for the rest of the year!
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