When I started hand dying fabric I decided it would be a good idea to keep track of the results. Here are two examples of recently dye lots from earlier this spring. I made one six step color gradation using Hot Pink and Turquoise and another using Golden Yellow and Aquamarine. I make note of the basic colors used and place a sample of the base dye next to the six samples made from combining the base dye colors. I also note the type of fabric used when dying the fabric. In this case I used unbleached muslin with a thread count of 78x76, a good quality quilting fabric.
I took the idea a step further when I started making my jewelry. I purchased acid free plastic baseball card holders. In each I put a picture of the finished piece of jewelry with its inventory number. I then added a samples of the fabrics used in each piece. This reference has come in handy more than once.
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