Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dyeing Wool

I did some wool dyeing yesterday. The bright colors are all from Kool Aid. The wool with the yellow tint is from onion skins and the part that looks un-dyed was my un-sucsessful attempt to dye with left over black bean water. I think I need to try to dye with actual black beans. I did all of the dyeing in the crock pot. I have two crock pots, so I can do two batches at a time. I also like this method because I can turn the crock pot of when the dyeing is finished and let it cool slowly and I don't have to handle the wool when the water is hot and risk felting.
I want to try carding some of the bright Kool Aid colors together to see what combos I get.

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