I decided to clean out my dye shelf and start afresh, running out of 1% “clean” colours and lots of little leftovers cluttering the place that I no longer remember the formula for.
So I dug out my bin of Suffolk fleece and just kept throwing chunks and dyes into a couple of pots of vinegar water, keeping them hot all the while.
And then I got all excited, mixed up a new batch of each dye and began mixing again to dye the rest of the fleece. For some reason all my different reds turned out a pretty similar orange, but that can be fixed….
This means I’m done “spot” dyeing my Suffolk fleece, apart from the batch I’m going to flick and spin as is or comb on my superfines.
I’d love to process the rest on a drumcarder however, because it’s not in any kind of lock formation, so I’m going to leave it for a bit to see if I can get a hold of one. Possibly spend idle hours (a concept I once read about) picking and flicking so the VM is gone.
It’s been separated into colour groups, each one will be a yarn I think.
Recently I also dyed some more Shetland for my sweater project
And a couple of sock yarns that are supposed to look like worn denim.
9 tanker om “Dye day”
I love your colour collection, there are some wonderful colours there! I’m looking forward to seeing what you are going to make from them!
It is a real treat to see these colours all together Pia. Your joy with the process reminds me of ephemeral gecko http://ephemeralgecko.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/hi-folks/ who has lots of fun dyeing papers and fabrics. Have you seen her blog?
I had not seen that blog before, so thanks for pointing, I’ll definitely add it to my list!!!
Not that you need any encouragement of course! Just my mental connection between you two – your love of luscious colours.
Definitely a good match, I love her stuff!
These colours and fibres are just gorgeous!