Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Productive Dyeing Day

We began the day by preparing a Marigold Dyebath, breaking up a large amount of dried stems, leaves, and flowers in the dyepot and simmering for an hour.

From this stinky ugly brown concoction, we got some very lovely yellow hanks of yarn

and the next day a more golden/tan color on some locks of wool from our Coopworth cross ram lamb, Goliath.

While the marigolds were beginning their magic, we used our canned hibiscus liquid to begin dyeing another hank. This yarn is still soaking for a couple of days.

We also did some rainbow dyeing of yarn and mixed lamb locks. First, using turquoise, purple and periwinkle.

And then using emerald (brightened with some yellow), pink and turquoise.

Using up our left over emerald, we rainbow dyed some additional locks.

Woo Hoo!! We feel like we accomplished a lot!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you don't mind dumb questions. When dying wool, should you dye the fleece before or after carding and spinning? Does it matter when the dying is done?