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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dyeing day

Just for a change, I managed to get some textile stuff done today, it was a good feeling. So whats cooking?

I enjoy dyeing using the hot procian method, as the colours are so dependable. I inherited a lovely enamel cook pot from my Grandmother. She used to use it for cooking, Goulash in particular. One of the problems with enamel is it chips easily, and this pot has a big chip. So I now use it for dyeing.



The rinsing is also easier, as the dye seems to penetrate the fibres, leaving less residue to rinse.

Of course the quality of workmanship had to be checked by Schnauzer supervisor... his quality control is nothing to be sniffed at!! The dyeing passed with flying colours!!!


Its wonderful to see it drying on the line, and I now have some cotton, silk , muslin and a number of threads for my stash.

Now which colours shall I dye next? My stash has been depleted of some of my standard colours.

4 comments:

marion said...

Hot Procion sounds like something batman would say :-)). Lovely colour, though...

Annica said...

Love yellow! I makes me happy like no other colour. Guess what I'm wearing to day? Yellow!

Liz said...

Lovely deep colours, Maggie. I've never tried heating up procion dyes but it certainly looks effective...

Angelcat said...

Wow what gorgeous colours, I'm looking forward to seeing what colour you go for next.