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For those who dye your diapers with Dahrma dyes, can you mix colors? I would like to get red, yellow and blue and then be able to mix them to make orange, green, etc. Can you do that? I love that MEOS rainbow Kimberly did and want to do some MEOS for Maxi and some onesies to match.<br><br>
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yes, you can mix them (and this'll probably get moved soon)<br><br>
Also, if you do the bath/immersion type dying, then the wetness of the cloth (from soaking in the soda ash pre-dying) will also slowly water-down the dye and give you lighter shades as your work continues. I ended up dumping the last of 2 colors together to get different hues. I love dying my stuff!
 

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Thanks so much mama.Virg! Do you mind if I pm you for tips once I get started? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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LOL I'm a total rank amateur. But there are some smarties aboard and around. And they'll probably come out soon. Hopefully b/c I'd love to hear the expert answers to the questions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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By all means you can mix them, that is what Dharma and other companies do to get the variety of dye colors that they offer.<br>
If you want to do your own mixing I would suggest getting single-chemical colors, which are just the ones that are not blends of other colors(kinda the primaries of the fiber reactive dye world)<br>
Using the codes that are attached to Dharmas products these colors would be:<br>
Yellow #1(lemon)<br>
Yellow #4(deep yellow)<br>
Red #12(light red)<br>
red #13(fuschia)<br>
blue #23(Cerulean)<br>
Turquoise #25<br><br>
Once you get them, do a color wheel and keep notes on the dye proportions for the colors you make. This will help you repeat the colors you have made.<br>
There is a book by Ann Johnston called "Color By Design" that is very useful, I think Dharma sells it.<br><br>
Happy Imagining!<br>
Kathy
 
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