Here’s what I’ve been doing today. This is a pretty lousy photo but I dyed lots of wool today. I needed to dye some for my prize give away. That’s the blue green to the left. Then I needed some for Christmas gifts. I tried to dye some maroon to match Griz colors and I did a very poor job.
And after steaming and rinsing. It worked!! Now I’m going to do a little stitching on these. This was great fun and even though you can’t get a lot of detail on the felt, it still gives a good imprint if you use a chunky stamp or simple stencil without a lot of detail.
I had left over thickened green dye. So I did some leaf printing on an old wool blanket. Boy was that messy. I will do further work on this later. It’s steaming now. I still have leftover dye. I put it in the refrigerator. Remind me in 6 months to get it out and throw the science experiment away.
Here are some Wensleydale locks that I dyed as well. Some are blue/green and the others are the same green that I dyed the coasters with first.
Here’s a close up. They are drying. Now I have lots of dyed wool to hopefully get through all the Christmas gifts I am making. After Christmas, I always say “I’m not making all those Christmas gifts next year,” but somehow, I always find myself in November and December busy making gifts. Why is that?