Today was one of those damp dreary days without color. It’s on these days that I create my own colors and blends. I wanted to dye fiber,but I also wanted to be working in my studio. I love how these turned out and can’t wait to spin them into yarn!!
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I’ve been using the liquid Jacquard dyes for several years and decided to check out the cost effectiveness of their powdered dyes.
One and a half teaspoons of Jacquard Emerald dye powder yielded one pound of dyed roving (deep emerald); 5 ounces of 50/50 Suffolk/Corriedale yarn (light jade), and 4 ounces of mystery roving (turquoise)!!!
The above photo is the yarn in an aluminum pot on my stove top. I prefer to use aluminum because of the nice color splits I get out of it.
The result of this experiment is that I’m not going back to liquid dyes, especially now that I learned I can mix my own. A friend also suggested I try out ProChem dyes as well, so that will have to be a future blog post.