Monday, February 19, 2007

More Wool Dyeing

I broke down and bought a special pot because I really wanted to see how procion dyes take the wool. Terri was kind enough to send me some of her old dyes that were a few years old and these are perfect for this since they become less potent for cotton dyeing purposes. But, the wool does require a lot of dye to get vibrant colors. The orange was from Kool Aid. You can see that the yarn takes the dye a lot more stronger than the roving. I dyed fuchia and turquoise. And, I think I could have used even more turquoise to get a more vibrant color. Terri, some of this wool will be on it's way to you since you so kindly contributed to my learning process!

Also, I tried dying silk batting. The silk batting is what is in the front (blue). I had gotten some samples a year ago and thought some day I would find a use for it. I'm wondering what silk batting would look like as silk paper...maybe that's the next step?


Blogger StegArt said...

Oh my goodness Joanna! You are so sweet. I'm anxious to see it in person. Thank you so much! I love all the colors you got here.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Vicki W said...

Oh wow! These colors are great. I had no idea you could get such brilliant color from Kool-aid! I'd be interested in hearing about your future projects dyeing silk batting.....I'm allergic to wool so anything I do has to be with silk or cotton.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Wow, you've been busy! I was thinking about trying dying, but I already have a lot on my plate!

I was looking for your email address, but don't see it in your profile. I have a question for you...about the famous painting pc swap. cmgfineart@yahoo.com

2:12 PM  
Blogger Purple Missus said...

I think you can safely say you are now addicted to dyeing Joanna. These colours are great. I must try that Kool-aid method.

11:49 PM  
Blogger Sue B said...

Gosh Joanna, you've got some great colors there! It all looks so yummy.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Doreen G said...

You are having a dyeing good time aren't you Joanna and these colours are so vibrant.

3:07 AM  
Blogger MargaretR said...

A very successful experiment Joanna, they are lovely colours.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

wow, you have been busy, the colours have come out great, looks like a new addiction

9:29 AM  

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