okay, so here it is:
what's for dinner?
ewwwwww! well, that's not very appetizing
three cheers for little caesars 'cuz mom's got wool on the stove!
this is the cheviot wool. i scoured and carded it to make little rolags. this is about 5ish ounces of the white wool. i boiled a pot of filtered water with a glug of vinegar and added about 3/4 container of wilton's brown paste color.
put it on low and left the wool in for about 1/2 an hour - cking every little bit for that crystal clear water, because that is what is supposed to happen when dyeing.
blue? huh?? crystal clear, though - just blue.
*shrug* i dunno.
so this is what i ended up with, a deep burnt-orangey rust color-it's actually much darker in person. which is fine. although i wanted brown, this actually looks better witht the wool i planned on mixing it with. everything has a reason :)
so there ya go. my first dyeing experience :)