10 yard roll of color #6- Purple Passion Borealis
Credit for this colorway inspiration goes to Karren Brito as Purple Passion was the first color I dyed using the recipe from her book. Beyond that, it was pole wrapped, discharged and overdyed using a variety of colors.
I have several colorways tagged “borealis” -dyed over various base colors- some discharged (as in midnight/black) or not as in ecru borealis. The borealis colorways are probably the most popular colors as they offer such a variety in a single length of ribbon and turn even a simple flower into something very intriguing.
example of flower in process using ecru borealis- note each petal worked out to be a different color!
-an unintended happy result! side note- this piece of ribbon was ironed to remove the pleats as it was the center for a larger flower that had the pleating preserved. I often like to contrast the two results.