Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Ultimate Six Frock Coat: the easy fabrics -
second comparison

My efforts to match the solid colours on the six Frock Coat are going well.
I’ve been able to sign off two of the six colours needed, and I am well on the way to matching the rest.
Fabrics 4 and 11

Last month I sent over a clutch of swatches for comparison to the original coat, and was pleasantly surprised with my results.

I always knew the Green Felt (Fabric 3) needed work, and now I have seen where I am at with the Peach Wool (Fabric 4) and the Pink Felt (Fabric 11) I had an idea.
Both had gone too light, partly under my instructions to the dyer, so I wondered if the previous round of colours were actually closer than I initially thought.

To this end I sent over the Peach Wool from the second round, and the Pink Felt from the first round to see how they faired.

As it turned out the Peach was closer, though still too light and the Pink was much closer, though could be a shade darker.

This definitely gives me something now thats worth feeding back to the dyer so we can do the next round of lab dyes.

Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

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