Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
So it has been a long time since I first posted my dyeing results. Since that time I have been spinning yarn and last year I final started dyeing fiber.
I wanted to share first one of my favorite how to s
Now here is one dye job I recently did.
Here is some white and brown Shetland.
I now use citric acid instead of vinegar as the smell is much less intense for me. So the fiber is soaked in plain water. In the dyebath I add acid and a pinch of salt which slows down the speed of color absorption so that all the fibers get a more even amount color.
One of my favorite things is getting a more complex shade by adding lots of colors to get not colors. Here I added 4 colors to get this red.
Fresh off the pot starting to dye
Totally dry compared to undyed Shetland.
Posted by Karia at 11:13 PM