It’s hot here, but not too humid, so fine for dyeing in the basement in a frying pan. I dyed this group yesterday (using the wool pictured in yesterday’s post). When you start with coloured wool, pouring colours over loosely wound pieces works really well and results in a array of analogous colours which blends well. The blues and greens were done at separate times.
I used 1/16 tsp each of Aljo Military Green, Majic Carpet Brilliant Green, Bottle Green and Pro Chem Turquoise and Blue 440 in separate containers of 2 cups of boiling water with citric acid. I poured a good glug of each colour over the loose rolls of wool–first the blue wools and then repeated the whole process again with the green wools
Here is a photo of today’s wool awaiting dye. I varied the colours a little today, using MC Moss Green as well as a little MC Red Violet for sparkle. This kind of dyeing is serendipitous with usually pleasing results. I like hooking with this kind of wool–lots of related colour with the occasional spark for interest. The rubber gloves, btw, are the best–you can find them at Ace Hardware in the US. You can pick up hot wool with these babies, no burns.