Have been having a great time working with wool and acid dyes. Here is an example done by making a sleeve of this tropical weight wool and sliding it tightly down a PVC pole. Take it out, twist it a bit and then over dye it. This wool has a slight crispness so it holds its wrap nicely.
|Tropical weight wool itajame with grey velvet.|
This is itajime, shapes are clamped onto folded fabric and then dyed. I pieced it together with grey velvet.
|Discharged wool knit, lined in silk charmeuse.|
This was all that deep reddish brown and is a wool knit jersey. I gathered the width of the knit and bound it with string. It discharged to a disappointing bubble gum pink... so back into the pot to be over dyed a bit with a chartreuse which did the trick. It is lined in a luscious cream charmeuse and has a grey silk caps on the ends. It is really lovely in MHO.
|Tropical weight wool|
|Wool crepe and velvet. Itajime.|
Bomaki tied in overhand knots and overdyed green.
I loved this one. It was still in the 80's when it was made last September and I sold it almost immediately. It went to a good home. I was using up old MX dye that I had and read that if you treated stale dye like an acid dye it would work. I have no complaints. I do love the serged edge on this one.
|Itajime and tropical weight wool.|
I love the way this one retains its folds while on the body.
|Wool crepe italjime with grey velvet caps|
Another of the wool crepe dyed with the old MX. Sold the same September day. I do hope it is out and about this cold January.
|Wool knit itajame|
|Pieced wool chalis and silk|
|More wool kit|
|Induction Hot Plate|
Another thing I learned from Elin was what a joy it would be to invest in the induction hot plate. This puppy allows me to heat use 22+ gallon stainless steel stock pots full of dye in a flash. I don't think I would have been doing this work without it.
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