The wedding session must be nigh as I have dyed yet another length of silk for bridesmaids. Once again it was a silk georgette which I suspect is to be an overlay. I was given 13 metres / 14 yds which included extra for sampling.
The silk georgette was already a very pale pink but so pale that it did not have any affect on the dyeing. The swatch is the colour requested.
The sampling to achieve the right colour:
Left: a control sample to determine how the dye worked on this particular silk (silks can have a different makeup and resulting dye colours can vary). It also indicated that the depth of colour was too strong.
Middle: Dye quantity has been reduced by two thirds, and the one third of dye remaining had some of the red removed and a portion of a coral dye added.
Right: Final sample, as with the middle sample but the two dye quantity portions reversed. The colour swatch appears above.
Final outcome - not too bad really! Swatch sitting in centre.