Wednesday, February 17, 2010
In the Dye Pot with my New Eco-Friendly Acid Dyes = Fabulous Colored Hand Dyed Wool Roving
Yesterday and today, I have been dyeing wool. I'm very pleased with all the colors! I've dyed over five pounds of wool with my new acid dyes from Greener Shades and am very, very happy with the results. With a baby girl to care for, I sought out a new kind of dye that would be friendlier to use at home as well as better for the environment. I've used many kinds of dyes over the past several years, and I must say that Greener Shades does as well if not better than all the other professional acid dyes that I've used. It is eco-friendly, non-hazardous, heavy metal free and can do impressively well at dyeing on top of all that. I think that I might have found a new professional acid dye to use long-term on my wool and silk.
These gorgeous colors of wool will eventually be carded into batts for felting and spinning. The next thing on my list is to purchase a drum carder in the very, very near future, but that is for another post! Stay tuned...
(And, if you'd like to see a close up of my colored wool, just click on the individual photos above to see any one of them full-size.)
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