Saturday, June 1, 2013


I first did a batch of Teal.

Hot water, a couple of glugs of vinegar, and some color!

Clean white wool, soaked in hot water for about 30 minutes.

Drizzle the color over the wool.

Cook on high for about 2 hours, or until the water around the wool is clear.  That means that the wool has absorbed all of the dye.   Turn the crock pot off and let it set overnight to cool.  (or several hours!)
After a quick wash with just a little bit of soap, and then a rinse.  Wrap it up in a large towel to get out most of the water.
This batch is leaf green!

Just getting started on the cooking process, you can see the dye in the water.  
Teal on the left and leaf green on the right.

Right now, I have a batch of delphinium blue, but I think that that color has separated in the dye bath, but we will see once it is done.  I think I am going to end up with some blue and some reddish purple instead of the lovely blue I was looking for.  Live and learn!  The last batch I want to do is a darker green, but that will probably happen this evening, when I get back from my grandson's birthday party at the roller skating rink here in town.

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing, Tina


Bonnie said...

Great you got it done. Colors look great.

LA said...

I love that this is dyed without a lot of chemicals! There's so much to learn in the fiber world!

Maggie said...

What beautiful soup you made!