Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Dye stuff and nonsense
I've finally caved in and bought myself some acid dyes. I did like the results I got from the natural dyes but the mordanting took soooooo long, it made me lose the will to live. Plus, I wasn't sure how the colours were going to turn out, and that uncertainty was far too nerve wracking. I'm going to be learning how to do natural dyeing with some of my guild friends in the summer, and they know far more about how these things work than I do. Then I'll have more of an idea about how things work, what the colours are likely to turn out like and will have picked up some techniques, so I'll be able to give natural dyeing another shot. In the meantime, I want to dye and spin my own fibre, so I'm going to give acid dyes a shot.