22 July 2009

Playing with Wool and the Dye pots

My fingers have a slight blue tinge I should have put the gloves on when I was doing the rinsing but you know I was just going to do one or two and leave the rest for tomorrow but then I had to see what they all looked like so now the slight blue tinge and a lovely bundle of wool is ready.

Here is the before shot, I couldn't get cream wool the closest I could get was a light grey.

But from these humble beginnings I got these yummy colours. The fabrics in the top photo are Drs Flannel which has a looser weave than the other wool and didn't felt as well, but the colours are clearer as it was cream to start with. I'll give it a go and see how it works on some projects though. The bottom photo is the wool pictured above. I am happy with them not with the fact that I ended up with a heap of orange though. That what happens when the kids get involved and I am trying to keep them from being head to toe in a colour other than what they naturally come in. Might overdye a couple a darker red if I get a chance today.


Cathy Louise said...

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog...My daughter is 16 so they don't really want to take them out but will just see how things go...After 4 days she is looking a little better this morning but she is also an asthmatic so is having a bit of trouble with her chest...All I can say is bring on Spring lol!!!! Let me know if you would like me to order a bracelet or you would like more details...Thanks so much Cathy

Rustic Tarts said...

They look lovely - what are you going to make with them?

Terry said...

Your wools are lovely! I can't wait to try my hand at working with some! Enjoy your day! :0)

Leanne said...

They look fantastic can I come and play.