Changing a colour

Changing a colour

This technique is used when you want to create a colour that is not included in the base set of dyes. For example if you wanted to make a deeper purple you can mix purple and black dyes. Follow these steps:

  • As always use fresh not hydrated flowers.

  • To create a new colour will take some experimenting. It’s the same technique as mixing paints in art.

  • Add 1 gram of each powder to 300 - 500ml of fresh water to make the dye solution.

  • Cut stems with a sharp floral knife.

  • Dip stems in Alum Powder.

  • Leave the flowers in the dye solution until the desired colour is achieved. Dyeing time depends on type and size of flowers also the number of stems dyed at one time. Typical dye time for bunch of 6 stems is around 5 hours.

  • Remove from the solution. Rinse stems and recut.

  • Place in a vase of fresh water and add flower food.

  • The colour will continue to develop over time and will gradually become more evenly spread through the petals.