a little while ago i bought myself some plain merino sock wool, i wanted to have a go at dyeing it, with mulberries.
i was late up today but thought bugga it, i'm going to dye the wool today, i found good simple instructions here , very simple.
i was a little nervous when it came to putting the wool into the hot dye but it all went very well (unlike some of my other projects namely soaps!)
|2. cook mulberries & salt|
|1. soak the wool while mulberries are cooking|
|4. looking good|
|5. drip drying out on line for almost 2 hrs|
|6. almost dry, finishing off in the bathroom|
it went out on the line as there was a lot of water to drip out of it, i turned it around about 3/4hr later so the bottom was at the top.
there's a nice little bit of variation in it, am loving the colour, will do another photo once i roll it up & of course when i've made the socks too.
mmm, wonder how coffee would go as a dye?
i buy all my pure wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills Australia, they often have specials throughout the year. i'm a sucker for specials, especially when it's wool!
has anyone else had a go at dyeing?
hope everyone is doing well in their neck of the world & are safe
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