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just because they are there and I like pretty colours, here's the dyeing I did this weekend. Mostly silk yarn. Madder, a little cochineal, weld and indigo and the black/grey from galls and iron
I was pleased with the madder/cochineal combo, I have awful trouble getting true reds here though, its the water we're on and I'm too stingy to sort out distilled water to start with so reds tend to the orange most of the time for me
yep, we're on very soft acid water here, must try again when I'm at my mum's next, they are on chalkHraefn wrote:Madder like a bit of chalk in the water, meks it redder.
thats interesting, I've never owned nor even considered getting a tumble dryer, but its useful to know that they can have a secondary purpose. Will try to find out if anyone I know locally with a tumble dryer has the sort that makes distilled water
I do spin silk but this is commercially spun, its the same weight as the dyed stuff I had for sale at the ILHF in October if you saw that there