I had a day off work-that made it a GREAT Friday the 13th. I got out all the stuff and recipes for making an indigo dye vat. I used a 5 gallon bucket out on my deck and dyed anything I could grab. I had some older skeins of yarn I had spun and wasn't crazy about the color-and I had some I purposely spun up for this project. I had some fabric pieces from my stash, and a T shirt, a white cotton shirt and an old faded denim shirt to throw in the pot. The results were amazing. I plan to do more. I happen to have this 5 gallon bucket now that's full of indigo. Anyone want to come by and do some dyeing?
Sunday, June 8, 2014
It's a gray and dreary day, time to break out the dye pots. The weather is messing with my sinuses and my mood, so I figured I needed some bright color to cheer me up. It began with two skeins of white wool (no idea what kind-its from ages ago) and two cakes of Lion's brand Fisherman's wool. I decided to dip dye each end of the skeins in two separate pots-Jacquard turquoise and hot fuchsia. I let the ends soak about 15 minutes and had poured a bit of each color up to the middle. I was pleasantly surprised when the combination came out to a wonderful shade of purple. For the cakes I dipped half in each color-holding them there for only a few minutes each. Then I set them in a bowl and poured a little of each color over to mix them up. I then nuked them in the microwave for two minutes. Gorgeous color, and great mood lifter. Unfortunately it did not help my sinus trouble.