Ah, those fibre craft puns…
What with all the culling I did before and after moving house, I’ve been accumulating things to over-dye for over a year now. Last Saturday I woke in the mood to do a one-off, cook-something-in-a-pot kind of craft. I wanted to try using up the candle-making supplies, but I want to try wet sand casting and I have no sand, so that’d have to wait.
So instead I cooked up some dye pots:
First I had the Bison Scarf, which I didn’t wear because of the colour:
I like this dusky burgundy-purple much better!
Then there was the more recent Two Heddle Leno Scarf which was too pink for me (in the photo it is a bit less pink than in real life):
Now a deeeeeep blue:
Lastly I had made the mistake of spinning the water out of the Gift Yarn Jacket at the same time as something I’d dyed, leaving faint pinky-red patches:
Overdyed with a diluted brown dye:
I like it, but am considering refashioning it as well because the sleeves have been fulling and shrinking. (That’s why there’s a cuff missing).
With each dye bath, once the main item was out I threw in a silk scarf or scrap. They’d been solar dyed with leaves ages ago, but came out a dirty, unappealing yellow-brown. The result was surprisingly nice:
The blue one’s a keeper, I think:
The pink one is destined for a friend who it will suit perfectly:
I’ll need to seam the scrap of brown, but I think it’ll make a nice short scarf: