Friday, July 14, 2017

Results and Progress

as always my photography skills are lacking
just using my phone

these are fairly true colors
I prefer my dyeing to be over a mix of wool
that way you have much more variety to hook with
these will mix in nicely with my stash

the red was one pot
the blue two batches
I follow the directions somewhat
usually I double the recipe
using approximately a yard of wool per pot
I like mottled so stirring is limited
when dyeing it's important to read how
much wool the recipe/formula calls for
adjust accordingly 
to the amount of wool you are dyeing

there is so much online to help dyers...
try Pinterest for amazing inspiration

another shot from a different room
the blues are deeper in person

the tan was a total failure
I was going for an antique shade
ended up with a pale pink-orange-flesh tone
it's going back in the over dye pile
 ( it looks much worse in person)

the red recipe was from Barb/Emma Lou book
the blue from Mad Hen formula

there are two stacks of khaki drab/olive green
that came out nicely
just can't get a good pic of them

 I'm cleaning up my dye mess today
will work on more soon
to get that "ugly" stash usable

this is back on the frame again
 found my words...


marly said...

How nice the colors are in your WIP. And the freshly dyed wools.

marly said...

Except for that pinky fleshy beige.

Rebecca Noland said...

Love the colors!!!! Your hooking is amazing ~ love Becky

HomeSpunPrims said...

I admire your wool and rugs so much, Kelley! I don't dye anymore. Still have some in my stash but mostly have off the bolt now. I don't know that you get the same look as with the over dyed wools but there are such good sources now for off the bolt as you have said. I love your rug! I'm guessing your words are Folk Art? Will be fun to see when you finish! Lori

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

your wools are so pretty my friend ~ so very hot but one must hook!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Your colors are wonderful!

WoolenSails said...

Lots of beautiful shades from the batches. I think your ugly stash is perfectly prim.


acorn hollow said...

Beautiful colors I see a sunset

Jacque. said...

Lookin' good! And, that rug...well, let's just say that you are doing your usual wonderfully primitive work. xo

Me and My Stitches said...

They all look good from where I'm sitting! Even the flesh colored - it's hard to find a good flesh colored wool!

518Frenchgirl said...

We had the same plack and often recited it and laughed about it. I am a rug hooker also and do my own dyeing with many of the same references that you use. I blog but it kind of fell on the wayside. I would like to restart my blog which was about hooking, travel and retirement life, enjoying my grandkids and stuff.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful dyed woolens... love the true! Your hooking is perfection!

Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

Those wools look beautiful. Love the photo of your cat and chickens. Precious.