Well here I go dying again , and this time I can't be banished to the garden as I need to heat everything up to boiling point. I have a brand new, to me, pan to use bought for euro 2.50 from the local charity shop. So collect my BFL fleece, Shetland white snd grey fibre and merino fibre , merino half felt, silks, an alpaca yarn , some yarn of unknown origin or fibre , but wool I think and extra special lace weight Jamiesons shetland yarn . Trial weight 80 g. Near enough to 100g for an engineer to be perfectly satisfied.
What colours to dye. Well I was very uncertain , especially when I thought how the planed second and maybe third dying would turn out. But in the end I I decided on scarlet ,yellow and green,
Wet out fibre.
Place it in the pan.
Bring to the boil, slowly , how slow is slow.
I have no idea, but I think on my lowest setting it would never boil.
So I turned it up to middling.
After boiling turn off and sprinkle the dyes.
Quite simple really!
All without dying the kitchen .
The first batch
The second batch is more muted
but still interesting. The third is is all too muted for me and its time to stop , before I dye any more of my precious fibres mouldy looking pinky grey.
Lot of felting opportunities ahead!.