Wow where did I go?
I was doing Grammy work.
And today my Wandaworks girls are coming and we are packing our wares and setting up our table at the Pottawatomi Spinners and Weavers Guild's Annual Show & Sale at the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library. Owen Sound, Ontario. Come and see us there Sat. Nov 22 from 10:00 to 4:00, pm and Sunday Nov 23 from noon til 4:00 pm.
We will have Majic Carpet Dyes and WandaWear in the form of hand dyed wool jackets scarves and silk ones too... and some art yarn fingerless gloves.
Wool of course for spinning, hooking, knitting and weaving and applique and quilting. All dyed in gorgeous colourways. We will also have needle punching tools and demos.
And a whole assortment of deliciously dyed Gubbins to include in your art yarn.
And todays formula for Majic Carpet Dyes ( all the dyeing above was accomplished with them)
Over ¼ yd of natural wool in a dye bath with Majic Carpet dyes (though you can use which ever dyes you choose for possibly similar though not exact results)
Wet wool with an additive such as shampoo, Jet Dry or Synthrapol to prepare it to dye. Heat a receptacle of water to dye in, for the smooth dyeing of ¼ yd use approx. 1 gallon of water. Add dye formula into the dye bath, making sure it is dissolved.
Add wool. Heat at simmer for several minutes stirring for smooth application of dye. Add in 1/32 to 1/4tsp citric acid depending how dark the colour, about 10 minutes into the process or until most of the dye is taken up. The latter is what I do. Continue heating until the water is perfectly clear or per your own directives. Rinse well, use dryer or hang to dry.
And now I'm taking a week or so off for Grammy duty, what bliss! I'll see you soon!