Friday, October 17, 2014

More Wonderful Dyeing with Majic Carpet Dyes

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This is part of a continuing lesson on combining unlikely colours. Look in the posts previous to this for the method and many other gorgeous wool colours.

Let’s try a workout with brown and orange today. They are most neglected dyes in the world.

1/128th tsp. Orange + 1/128th tsp. Reddish Brown

 Increase the amount of dye !
1/16th tsp. Orange + 1/16th tsp. Reddish Brown

 What if you substitute browns in a recipe and then add less dye ?
1/128th tsp. Orange + 1/128th tsp. Chocolate Brown

 What’s a darker version look like ?
1/16th tsp. Orange + 1/16th tsp. Chocolate Brown 

Or try adding a different green to orange.

1/128th  tsp. Orange + 1/128th tsp. Moss Green

Isn't that amazing?
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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 . 


  1. Did I miss something? How much wool was used in the above formulas? ...jan

  2. Hi Jan,
    This was a week long series and I added the method twice... but i just add it to this post too.
    Happy Dyeing.

  3. Thanks, Wanda. That explains it. I was away last week and have been catching up rather hit-and-miss - too much miss, I guess. ...jan