I just finished Icey Delights, an online class with Lynda Heines. Bloom Bake Create blog. We have been experimenting with various techniques using a method that incorporates ice for transporting the dye powders into your cloth. I've done something similar in the past but I never did 'controlled' tests, much less kept track of quantities and color names. Following are images of the 36 fat quarters I recently finished. Each piece was folded to fit within a space for photographing. I also wanted to be able to read the label in the future.
Most produced a significant splitting of colors. These were all mixed Procion MX dye powders from Dharma Trading. No pure dye colors were used. A few, even though mixed hues, only had varying tints/shades of the color and no true splitting happened. Perhaps more dye powder, or longer batching time would have produced different results.
I have a significant amount of undyed (white) areas. This doesn't pose a problem to me. I can over dye the entire piece and those areas would be more subtly shaded. I doubt I'll do that, but then, it's all about getting the answer to the age old question, WHAT IF?
Let's create today and find another possible answer.
May God bless the thoughts to your mind and the work of your hands. Luann