17 November, 2010


I decided to play with wool.
This is Mystery wool that I bought from a friend for $10.
I think it is suffolk, but not sure. Very downy and a bit rough to the touch.
Outter wear only.
I wanted to play with color with it.
I soaked it in a gallon of water with a 1/2 cup of white vinegar.

In the pot I put water and three tablespoons black dye and one tablespoon vermillion.
I brought it to a boil and then put the dye in. Turned the fire off and let it soak for 30 minutes.


Here it is coming out of the dye bath.

Just drained
Here it is rinsed and hanging. It took over night to dry.

Rinsed and hung
Here is Black Raspberry.

Black Raspberry
Now to spin it up.


Lisa Cook said...

Great color, Coggie! I'm trying to work up the nerve to dye some roving. I've got everything I need except the courage! :-) Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Kibblehouse said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! What's it going to be when it grows up?