Friday, September 4, 2009

Well That Was A Surprise

Okay, here is dye pot number 2.
See these pretty red little Snap Dragon flowers? Well they were the base for dye pot number 2. The dye pot color was a very pretty deep red (the bottom picture is closer to the true color). I placed the wool into the dye pot, turned on the heat to set the dye. Then I let the wool set over night to cool and soak up as much color as it could.

Next morning I rinsed it and it turned this color.

Yea, I was surprised as well. I really thought that I would get a pretty light pink, but this is still a nice golden color. The yarn spun up very pretty and I think it might be one of my favorites for this year. I have a little of this color, and a little of the wool from the marigold pot, so I am going to spin these two together for a slightly variegated yarn. I'll post pictures when it's done.

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