Here are my most commonly used dye styles! The largest factor in price per yard is how long it takes to complete the silk. Different dye styles are more time consuming and difficult, which is reflected in the price. I've listed the dye styles below in order of price from high to low:
Horizontal ombres fade or blend from one color at the edge of the fabric to another on the opposite edge. The fabric is 108" wide, so the more colors you want to see in your horizontal ombre, the less of each color there will be.
Striped fabrics can have horizontal or vertical stripes, and the stripes can be as thick or thin as you prefer! My personal favorite is when the stripes vary in thickness. It's important to note that achieving a perfectly straight line when dyeing aerial fabric is not possible. As will all of the hand-dyed options, the minor imperfections only enhance the silk's beauty.
Multicolor Vertical Ombre
Vertical ombres blend from one color at the rigging point to another color at the tails. You can choose as many colors as you'd like! My favorite is a heavily blended two-color fabric. You end up with every shade in-between those two colors too!
Organic Style Horizontal or Vertical Ombre
Adding the "organic" to the ombre means that rather than trying to fight the variations in saturation of the colors, I actually enhance them instead. You're left with an ombre that not only blends from one color to another, but also has varying depth and texture in each of the colors as well. This dye style is my favorite overall!
Ripple dyes are essentially striped fabrics, but each band is about 4" wide and has lots of fun texture. It resembles the tide as it rolls in.
Swirls have that distinct rotating pattern that you probably think of when you think of a tie-dyed shirt! The swirls can be placed in the same location on each side of the fabric, or they can be placed in slightly different spots to make each side unique!
The organic dye style generates the most unpredictable (but fun!) results! You choose the colors, and then we will both be surprised at how the fabric turns out in the end. Lots of variation in colors, color placement, dye shapes, etc.
Scrunch dyes are a cross between organic and ripple. You get a lot of variation in colors, color sizes, shapes, and color placement, but overall the end result on the fabric has a horizontal striped feel to it.
Have an idea that's different than what's listed above? Send me an email to chat! There are a million different ways to achieve a beautiful hand-dyed work of art. I'd love to hear your ideas. firstname.lastname@example.org