Monday, 2 March 2009

Results of dyeing

Dyeing is all done now, and I (finally) have photos.

First attempt:

The pink on top is what the yarn started out as. It's a linen/synthetic blend (2 plies, the pink is synthetic, the linen is pale brown)

The one on the right was supposed to be much more purple - this was closer to the burgundy I wanted to make later (unfortunately I wanted a different quantity of that).

The not-really-purple was then overdyed with some more blue, and at the same time I dyed the burgundy:

The green is my favourite. And here is a closeup of it, to show how different the two plies are.

This photo shows the sheen on the linen to some extent, but it is actually even prettier.

And last night I got nearly half the warp wound. I'm hoping that I can get it all ready for weaving by the end of Friday.


Leigh said...

Dyeing results never fail to fascinate. The colors are lovely regardless of the expectation!

Meg in Nelson said...

In my case, it's more ... dyeing results never fail to baffle me...

On behalf of the Marlborough Weavers group, we thank you, Sonya, for the link you've put in, as we get HEAPS of referrals! The next time you're up here, you should visit us!! (Though don't forget to bring a bit of show-and-tell stuff...)

Geodyne said...

It looks like it was a wonderful adventure, if with some slightly unexpected results!

I've left you a little surprise in my blog, here