Dyeing Day

i started this morning [ my partner said within 30 seconds of opening eyes] by putting on a pot of eucalyptus leaves, and in it 5 –  40g skeins o f cream 10ply. around an hour later i placed in some of the rubbish fleece [that i washed in the torrential downpour 10 days ago], some small amounts of coopworth fleece, kid mohair locks and carded polwarth.
i removed a skein every 30 minutes and the fleece at the end [it was only in there for an hour all up].
i added some iron water after the third skein and cream of tartar, just because it was there and i wondered what it would do.
right now i am soaking some madder root for dyeing finn fleece with in the morning , not sure which method yet, maybe the soaking method, though i need to be patient.
also mentally preparing to start my indigo vat- using the feed the ammonia method


~ by fauve on June 3, 2009.

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