Friday, October 23, 2009

Dyeing cane

Dyeing rattan cane is a relatively easy task. In this I use "Rit" dye or "Dylon" dye. I add the powder to a pot of hot water on my lit BBQ and then dip the cane through that hot , dye infused water.

Here, Evening Blue is the dye of choice.

Tan was another colour for this dye session.

Tangerine completed the trio of colours chosen today.

The cane is then hung to dry. Today the temperature just got above freezing, but is is the only day for a while where no rain is in the forecast. And with Fall weather, one never knows when there will be another relatively warm, rainless day!