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Sat 11 Feb 12

Brights dyed for mittens

Filed under: Dye,Knitting,Uncategorized — admin @ 8:25 PM

BFL dyed in bright colors:


And the mittens in progress:


Dying – First attempts

Filed under: Dye,Spinning,Uncategorized — admin @ 7:33 PM

First try at dying wool with Jacquard acid dyes.

First, started with BFL/Romney Cross (yarns, with locks, for comparison):


Then Skeeter with some Fall colors:


And BFL with some brights:


Thu 15 Dec 11

Mordant – BFL

Filed under: Dye,Prep,Uncategorized — admin @ 3:09 PM

Mordanting a pound of BFL with alum and cream of tartar in preparation for dying:


Sun 11 Dec 11

First try at color – Food Coloring on BFL

Filed under: Dye,Spinning,Uncategorized — admin @ 9:04 PM


Observations: got a reasonably dark purple, and now I can say I’ve tried food coloring, but I will be graduating to real dyes next, so I can get reproducible and predictable results.  Enamel pots and other tools arrived today.  Just remains to spin up the rest of the BFL.

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