Jo Rusin Jo Rusin
As a seatweaver, I have been dyeing flat reed to weave chair seats with Jacquard dyes with good results. I am now experimenting with space dyeing reed and find that I often get distinct lines between dye colors on each strand. I am soaking the material in water before immersing it in the dye bath and have been "shaking" it a bit during the dyeing process, but still seem to get these pesky lines rather than a smooth fade which is what I am working to achieve.

Appreciate any suggestions you may have.

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Celia Buchanan Celia Buchanan

Have you tried bleaching the reed? It will accept the dye esier when bleached. Here is a link to our standard dye instruction for wood and reed.


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duckcross duckcross
Link does not bring you to the instructions for wood and reed -
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