To make the gradation Elizabeth used 2 Tbsp of dye to 2 cups of water then measured out one cup of the dye mix in which she put a fat quarter of fabric. After adding one new cup of water to the left over cup of dye mix she stirred it together and then poured out a cup of dye to put the second fat quarter in. Add another cup of water and then measure out a cup to put in the next piece of fabric and so on and so on. Basically, with each step you are taking out half the dye and adding an equal amount of water.
Enough fabric was left to try a different dye and this batch was from Pro Chemical and Dye using a dye called Rosebud. Rosebud dye is a mixture dye and definitely has a bit of an orange tinge to it. The photo below shows the rosebud dye.
We aren’t sure which packet(s) Barbara’s friend Marsha ended up pulling her fabric from but here is what she had at the end of the two day session. Isn’t it spectacular? Marsha did a fantastic job. Her next step is adding in some thread painting. How thrilling to see fabric you created used to create such a gorgeous piece!