To dye for
I took the day off Monday, and I got to dye all my fiber from sheep and wool. It took all afternoon.
I learned a few new things:
- When testing new colors, don't mix up the order of the samples before you write them down.
- Don't set your brown dyepot next to the edge of the counter.
Besides that, things went really well. I used the dishwasher' method to set the dye. Don't worry, I double bagged the fiber so drips where minimal and I ran an empty cycle before doing any dishes.
So this is what I got- I think it's my bets dye results so far.
I'm going to name the colorways because it makes me feel all arsty and professional.
This is silk roving in Sunspot- orange, red, dark brown and yellow.
Here is some alpaca in Blue Sky- several blue shades:
Some BFL in Autumn- orange, brown, rust:
some Wensleydale in forest walk- brown, rust, green, mummy brown:
and last some superwash merino in Dutch tulip- greens and red: