Friday, January 14, 2011

Dye Day

I'm trying to be a little more regular with my fiber dyeing. Today's 1.5 pound batch is a mix of fibers and colors.

The first is 8 ounces of turquoise blue bunch of bits and bobs from the bottom of the mill end boxes. I'll probably card them into smooth, soft batts when they're done. They look like blue brains right now...mmm...brains!

The second is 8 ounces of another attempt at the first colorway I developed. Every time I try to dye this, it turns out differently, as in unrecognizable compared to the first time. Mr. Yarn Geek purchased me a scale that weighs grams, so now I weigh out all the dye powders instead of eyeball the amounts.

The third pot is 8 ounces of a brand new colorway I've been working on, which I'll keep secret for now as to not spoil the surprise. There were interesting results when it was tried on little bits and pieces, so now is the real test on good fiber.

1 comment:

  1. I really like how you have displayed your yarn dying, Very nice blog