acid dye OVERLOAD

I tried Dharma Trading’s new acid dyes in my washing machine, thinking they might make good base colors for overdyeing. They certainly were easy to use, but the blue I tried is beyond bright, and the “deep magenta” is super-ultra-fluorescent hot pink. They are startling. I had thought I might turn the two solid veils I dyed into ombres, but I’m really considering arashi shibori instead with black. They really make me think of some of the crazy clothes I used to wear back in the 80s, like my old bright Forenza sweaters. Bold black pseudo-zebra patterns on neon colors? What do you think, too subtle?

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