Time is getting away from me!
A couple months ago I made a rather special hat (which I fell in love with) from natural Finn wool which I dyed after felting. I decided at the time to make more in this way.. and it's been an ongoing quest since then :)
A few weeks back I managed to felt..
|A pair of new boots for ME :), and a hat|
Next step before taking the plunge into the dye pot.. samples!
|A rather sad, lonely dyepot.. abandoned in the rain|
I've decided all my dyeing is going to be done outdoors now.. I hate having the fumes in the house! All the worry over what fumes we are inhaling and what residues may get left behind (even though I turn into a cleaning demon after dyeing, I still worry that I may miss something).
So, I dug out the old, spare camp stove and cooked it on the deck. All went well until the heavens opened.. at which point I gave up for the day :)
|These are the 5 I've sampled so far.. |
there are 2 of each colour because I used 2 different natural colour combinations
for bases, so I could see which worked best for each dye colour.
I also have the lovely green I used before, and a rich raspberry which I can't find at the moment..
Next time.. progress to date with the boots.