Being the Resident Dyesigner for The Rit Studio is such a fun part of my career. When Pantone announced the new color for 2014, Radiant Orchid, and the formula to create the dye version of it was shared out loud, I got busy in my studio playing and testing bases and blank pieces. I am so excited about this color because not only is it lovely, but it was chosen to “spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society. An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”
The first thing I did was make my dye bath. I used the recipe from the new Rit Studio’s website for the quart sized bath, 4 tsp of Petal Pink and 1/2 tsp of Purple.
Up first, a shirt that I bought on sale at Kohls for Zoe, age 8.
I also dyed an old white cotton belt for her to wear with the shirt. I think she is going to love them both!
I had some cotton twine from May Arts that I dyed next.
It worked great to tie up a bag of chocolates for a New Year’s Gift.
For more detailed information about mixing Rit Dye colors and creating fashion, visit the new Rit Studio!
Happy Sparking Imagination, Creating Radiance and Being Fashionable,