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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  1. They look Gorgeous! I wish I could afford a new craft.

  2. Beautiful! I just got three books on using natural dyes and collected my first bag of eucalyptus leaves. The colours will be much more muted than yours, but I'm looking forward to giving it a go.

  3. The colors look great! I am getting ready to order some of them! Can't wait till they get here!

  4. yummy fiber....hey...I'm thinking about a carder too...I'm going to look at them at the Maryland Sheep and Wool show 1st weekend in May...they are kinda pricey though...but gotta look, test out and hopefully have some moola saved for it.

  5. Thanks all! I appreciate the kind words about my little dyeing project.

    Frugal Kiwi, I'd love to see what kind of colors you get with the natural dyeing. I've always been a bit intimidated by the more involved process of it.

    Elise, drum carders are pricey! I have been wanting one for a couple of years now. I can finally justify it since it will be a great addition to my fiber business. It is to the point that I need one of my own.


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