Natural dye concept and experiments.

Intent was to dye the silk dress in an ombre pattern (gradation from ivory to red – as shown in the sketch on the concept board), but frankly, didn’t have the heart to dip the finished dress into the dye bath since I wasn’t happy with the dye color. I wanted a scarlet (warm), and it kept coming out burgundy (cool). I discovered cellulosic (plant) fibers always swing cool, as opposed to protein (wool, silk) fibers.