Finally got the last of the Dorsets coloured up with madder and weld. Some of the chunks had previously been dyed with other plants, but I wanted to see what happened if they had another dip – without any kind of plan or registration of which is what. Some dyed at 50 C, then a new batch in the same bath at 80 C for both plants.
Now to flick and then wait until I can card it. There’s a total of 1400 g so it’s going to take a while, since I also have that Suffolk fleece from the same source. I know I should practice using my handcarders, but argh!
And that’ll be all for a while, off to work on other stuff.
Endelig har jeg fået plantefarvet al min Dorset uld, så skal det bare renses for planterester og kartes en gang. Der er i alt 1400 g, så det kommer til at tage tid. Jeg har også en Suffolk ham som jeg har pletfarvet med syrefarver, den skal have samme behandling før jeg kan spinde.
Jeg har brugt kraprod og hjemmedyrket vau, første bad ved 50 grader, blandet bejset og ikke, derefter mere blandet og før-farvet uld i samme bad og op på 80 grader
Ikke mere plantefarvning i denne omgang, nu er der fokus på andre projekter.
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Q – That bright yellow reminds me of the fluff I dyed using turmeric. Love the bright color.
Actually the middle photo is a bit off. Mordanted wool in weld at low temps is almost neon!
Q – Super cool! I have found it’s very difficult to get “true color” with digital cameras.
It was really dark here today, so the flash didn’t make it easier. But I was too impatient to wait, I wanted to get the “case closed” and back to storage. There’s enough hobby junk in the living room already. 😉