All week we have been seeking the what if questions while exploring combining unlikely colours.
This is a valuable exercise and can really expand our use of colour in the dye pots and consequently in our rugs.
1/128th tsp. Blue + 1/128th Black
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1/32 tsp. Blue + 1/128th Black
1/128th tsp. Brilliant Green + 1/128th tsp. Orange
Let’s have a look at what happens to these two colours when we add more dye.
Medium Dark 1/16th tsp. Brilliant Green + 1/16 tsp. Orange
I’ve dyed over 1/4 yd of natural wool with Majic Carpet Dyes in a dye bath with citric acid added to it at the 5 minute point. Having the exact dyes are not important, just go for the colour family. What is important is to experiment, experimenting is key to being a great dyer.
Combine the two listed dyes in boiling water and pour into a dye bath then add wool. Please note during this whole dye process I only added 1/8th tsp. citric acid three times.
I also used a wok for some of the colours, less water, small pot = lots of mottling on the wool. Lots of water, no squishing = smoothly coloured wool .