Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dyeing Wool

 I dyed some wool yesterday for spinning.

I love this kind of dyeing - just pouring different colours on the wet fibre, and then steaming it in plastic wrap (I use Jacquard Acid dyes, with vinegar as the acid).

It is always exciting to see what comes out. For the fibre on the left I used a split complimentary colour scheme - with orange, green and purple. The one on the right is an analogous scheme - with reds and purples.

All dried and ready for spinning (400g total).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Gayle said...

So pretty!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Yummy colors!


Quilt Rat said...

Beautiful...looking forward to seeing this spun into yarn.
I am going to dye more threads....I am interested in what you mean by "steaming" in plastic....I am intrigued!

Raewyn said...

It's great to see you back blogging again Joanne :-) Wow love how those colours are looking - what a wonderful playtime!! It looks like you are setting yourself up for winter with some good spinning and knitting projects to look forward to!

Ethne said...

I love the orange and purple toned tops
I've just finished a Dragon's Tail shawl in 100% wool in grey and was chatting this morning about what colours to overdye it. If I was keeping it I'd do it those colours but as it's a Guild Raffle prize I might have to be a bit more 'moderate' ;o)

Barb said...

so gorgeous and rich looking!
I wish I wasn't allergic - it is so beautiful

zenuwpees said...

Les couleurs de laines sonts très beau bon après-midi Marie-Claire