Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fiber Arts Friday


Well....., It all started with a craving for pickled beets. That bright ruby colored juice looked like the perfect dye for some freshly spun wool. So, after my snack, I drained the juice into my dyeing jar, and added a small skein of white wool. I figured there was enough vinegar in the juice and didn't add any more. I sent the jar and its contents through several "trips" in the microwave and waited for it to cool down. I anxiously pulled out my wool, rinsed it, and was greatly dissappointed. Zip, zero, zilch-not one teeny weenie bit of color. So, the three anonymous tablets of egg color dye that had been sitting atop the microwave got tossed into the jar with a couple of glugs of vinegar. It was an interesting shade of rusty brown til I added the half packet of fruit punch koolaid. Back into the jar for the wool and a few zaps later I rinsed my wool and got a pretty good chuckle--it came out the most beautiful color of beets!!

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That's red! What a great creative adventure (Of course after you've tossed all those ingredients in, how do you know it's not ALIVE now, Dr. Frankenstein? ;o)

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  2. Amazing! And what a testament to perseverance!

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