Sorry. Couldn’t resist the Bladerunner reference.
But really- that’s today’s story!
I don’t think I mentioned this earlier, but The Man got me an EarthHues dyeing kit for my birthday this year, and I’ve been really anxious to give it a go.
But first I needed a big pot. And a burner.
This weekend it finally all came together!
Here is the setup:
And here is the yarn and fleece all snug in the pot with the alum solution getting mordanted:
I left in in there overnight to cool out, then got a start with the actual dyeing this morning.
First up, Quebracho Red!
Filling the pot-
Dissolving the extract-
And everything in the pot!
the second pot was going to be just Pomegranate, but it seemed to me once it had been cooking a while that it was too khaki, and not enough yellow, so I added some Weld.
And here are the results-
Or most of them anyway. I did some fleece too, but it is all jumbled and messy looking right now and didn’t want to be photographed until it made itself more presentable 😉
Pretty pretty pretty.
I think I’m hooked.
Next up- madder and indigo!
And, here is the mystery knitting project of the week(s)
Anyone have an idea what it is?
How PRETTY! And I’m not even a ‘pink’ person! Makes me want to start dying some wool/yarn. As for the knitting ~ perhaps a shawl?
thanks- I’m not really a pink person either- I kind of expected it to turn out more of a coral-ish red, but I do like the shade.
Sweet pink!! Cochineal or Brazilwood?
nope. Quebracho. Its a tree that grows in Paraguay.
Nice! You are soooo living my dream! I have some Earthues dye waiting to be used and am now inspired to give it whirl, once I have some spun yarn worthy of being dyed.
thanks Keith- you should totally give it a shot. Not too terribly complicated, but it does take some time. Love the results, though!
That’s a perfect set up!!!