Dyeing cotton and silk
I've spent the last three days dyeing 40/2 cotton and 60/2 silk in compatible colorways to weave in some exciting new designs I have been working on. It is such a joy to dye my own colors, getting precisely what I want and being part of the process. It is slow, single minded work that requires attention and care, with such a great payoff when complete! The last of the first set of skeins is almost dry and I will being winding the warp and dressing the loom next week! I used Procion MX dyes with soda ash as the activator for the cotton and vinegar as the activator for the silk and got exactly the colors I was attempting! Fun times! Anyone else working on dyeing??