Thursday, April 10, 2008

Color Requests


The other day I said I was going to do some dyeing, and took requests. Here are the results.

Olga requested lime or spring green. She is very sick of winter, and I understand completely!



Cinn requested Iris purple, Daffodil yellow, and Easter Lily white. I got the purple and the yellow, but they both bled a bit and obliterated the part I had left natural white. Oops.



Rick requested Bluebonnet blue, Huisache yellow and a hint of Dove gray. All memories from the Texas trip. I wound up with a light and dark version of that one.


I experimented with the cold pour technique for these. I think I have more success with the hot pour. It was fun to experiment anyway. I better not give up my day job for custom dyeing, though!

10 comments:

rilera said...

Very pretty! If you do anymore of the hollyhock let me know! I'd love to knit some mittens.

Cindy said...

Love them all, but I wonder if you can dye yellow and blue without getting the green? Inquiring mind wants to know.

Annie said...

Robyn, I have yours dyed, I just have to blend it. I had a slight mishap with my hand yesterday, (the drawbacks of farming alone)so it is too tender to turn the crank on the carder. As soon as I'm able, I'll get that done for you.

Cindy, it is hard. You have to have things at just the right temperature so it strikes immediately. By that I mean the dye adheres to the fiber immediately, and doesn't wander around in the dye pot. If not at the right temp, the colors will blend. I tried the cold pour on this, and it didn't work out so well. I'll go back to my usual hot pour.

Cinnamin said...

Annie! These are SO pretty! Now that you have these beautiful colors, what are you going to make??

Cinnamin said...

P.S. I hope your hand is feeling better!!

cornbread hell said...

looks great. how's the hand?

Olga said...

mmmmmmlove those greens. I see beauty socks outta that!Come on spring!

Turtle said...

I have never tried the cold method. Pretty color blends though! Ouch, take care of your hand!

rilera said...

Hope your hand is feeling better. I love the color combinations that you come up with.

Annie said...

The hand is fine, thanks for the well wishes everybody.