|Some wool blend sliver dyed in acid dyes|
I'm unhappy with the yellow though as the dye didn't exhaust properly and I had to rinse it several times. Luckily, I'm going to have to card everything to blend the colours before spinning, so I wasn't too worried about compaction. Now to decide how I want to blend this. I could easily put it through the drum carder or hand cards, but for hand cards there is a lot of fibre. I'm thinking perhaps the hackles or even the blending board would work for this fibre.
|bleached tussah silk|
I dyed up a bit of tussah silk to add in, although I'd hoped it would be a darker blue. It is the colour of a lovely rich summer sky, that or horrible icky icing on a birthday cake that turns one's teeth blue when one has to eat that piece at the party. I'll take the sky colour.
The brown is still in the pot. I love the colour! I had to blend in a bunch of yellow dye to make it a warm colour as I really didn't like the original brown. It was much too cold, lifeless and dull looking. I hope I like it as much when it's dry! In total, there is about 400 g or a bit more of fibre in this dye experiment. It's fun, easy but sheesh, keeping those dye vats at the required temperatures does take a lot of watching and time!