Sunday, November 6, 2011
Playing with Colors
On Friday, I fired up the stove and dyed some yarn as an experiment. I'd never dyed with anything other than kool-aid and natural dye.
The result - I've found a new addiction. It's so much quicker than natural dye when the mordant step is omitted. The colors are very bright compare to the subtlety of natural dye. They each have their own place. I love the look of natural dye and the transformation it can happen when adding mordant like iron to alter colors. But I have to say, the easier and quicker acid dye is making dyeing yarn an instant gratification.
It was so much fun. How I love playing with colors.