inside and outside the house have been my companions this week. I soon realized it requires some logistic to dye with several different dyes at the same time – and to cook for the family as well! There have been a lot of peeking under the lids, watching the colors develop and a few ‘oh’ and ‘wow’ moments too :).
This time I have used the rain water we have in abundance here in Scotland. And to store exhausts or steep dyeplants or dyebaths I have been using buckets, reserving few pots I have for dyeing only.
Along dyeing the scarves I was dyeing and overdyeing small samples of wool for the future reference. Although it takes a bit of time, whether I felt or dye I just love to keep track of what I am doing.
This was one of those ‘wow’ moments when I overdyed onion skin dyed merino with alkanet of different strenght.
And in each pot I threw some strips of medium weight silk for a future project.