Today I was interested in seeing if I could dye a brighter turquoise with indigo. Two of my vats were spent, but two were working, so I dipped silk satin swatches and got turquoise the first try! I wondered if maybe I could dye cotton of a similar colour and tried, but without success other than in the lightest dips. This was my last blue dip of the day and while I did have some linen that went in afterwards, the vat was no longer giving colour. It reminds me of a frosty winter scene.
And so does this silk velvet piece:
Here's one more silk scrap from the vat that I like for the square pattern in the weave that darkens where the indigo touches it:
And yesterday I popped this silk velvet that was a cream and yellow from previous leaf dyeing I had done, into the vat:
Now I will see if I can get those three spent vats going again - or maybe make up another kind.