Colors for Tapestry

I needed to dye some fiber samples for two other projects so while I was at it I decided to dye all the other colors of acid dye I had on hand (the purples and blues aren't reading right in this picture).  I've got about 2 oz of each.  I plan on spinning up the fiber into yarns I can practise my tapestry weaving with. 


Posted on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 14:28

Great colors.  I am resisting, resisting, resisting starting something else. I just don't want to take time from weaving to learn something else.  Even when it helps me get to the colors I envision.  I am sticking with available colors right now.  Perhaps someday I will slow down enough with weaving all the ideas I have to get to the dying stuff.  We will see....



Posted on Wed, 07/01/2009 - 14:34

Thank you all for the kind words.  I'm going to spin up about half of each color and save half in case I need to do some color blending.  In between spinning I'll be working on some sketches for my first tapestry thats not just a learning piece.

Posted on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 14:22


What a great idea, blending the colors before they are spun.  I can hardly wait to see how they look.  I may have to rethink my resolve about dyeing.



Posted on Fri, 07/03/2009 - 15:39

Summer is a wonderful time to get some dyeing in. My guild had a dye day last Saturday at a member's back yard - a lovely day. We were dyeing plant materials for the most part. The weather has since turned rainy & cool, so I've had to put off any more dye fun.

I have many skeins of white mohair that lists acrylic as part of the mix. I have wound off two skeins to experiment with. At least they've been scoured.

Happy Weaving - Joan in Jamestown