Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Breaking Black

I'm very pleased with the results of my latest dyepot. (These photos were taken as the roving hung outside to drip dry.)
By using Wilton gel food coloring - black - and removing or adding dry Falkland Top at various stages of exhaust, with different amounts of acids, I achieved three different colorways.
A "Black Raspberry" colorway with maroon and burgundy going through raspberry to lavender purples. 
A "Blue Ridge" colorway which has smokey purply blues hinting at denim and steel.
And a happy "Robin's Egg Turquoise" blue (in the middle of this photo) that was the last of the color to absorb/exhaust.

I was having so much fun, I also broke brown then.
I really love the way some of the copper colors came out deeply but some went almost peach, and in the yellowy tans there's just a hint of almost green that gives this a very rich woodland feel.
I thought I was going to like the broken black better so I didn't use very much of my fleece on the brown. That was a mistake, I love the brown! But no worries, I plan to do this again. :) 


  1. fabulous colors. Any be for sale?

    1. Thank you. I was thinking of doing some handpainted sock yarns for sale, and might offer rovings as well if there is interest! :)


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