Dying my own fabric has allowed me to create colors that I love. I'm actually very excited. When I imagine a shade, or am experimenting and acheive the perfect color, it thrills me. As the silk dries, it becomes very shiny, in a natural sparkly way, it is such a beautiful process that it always brings a smile to my face.
I usually start the process with putting on my favorite music, turning it up loud, then off I go to make color! Silk and linen are my favorites, one is shiny, sparkly even, the other a more earthy, textured fabric, yet still soft. As I mix the colors, wait in anticipation and then extract the fabric, I am always content.
For me it is a meditation with a lovely result, ready to be transformed into new lovely flowers.