dyeing to felt

This morning I put up some chiffon scarves to dye. I started with blue-gray then on to cerulean, then more blue gray. Yesterday I dyed some gorgeous tangerine and rust orange chiffon. I hope that tonight I will be able to felt them. Practice, practice practice.

I don’t know if you can see it, but there is a flat folded scarf at the bottom of the pot. the second one I twisted and twirled around and the third in the last photo I just tyed and placed on top of everything. I was fearful this morning and more careful than usual. Maybe it is time for that. I like to leave things dyeing overnight or at home all day while I’m away. The dye has a long time to travel. If I am hovering over it all, I’m impatient and pull it out too soon. I also notice that the dye is absolutely spent and very little goes down the drain when left for hours. And another thing- something like blue gray has a lot of red or fuchsia in it and if I wash it out too fast I don’t get the most color out of the pot. And of course the mystery and lovely surprises I find at the end of a hectic day make it all the more fun. I’ll check back with you tonight.

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