Posted by Peg in South Carolina
This is one of two ways I keep dyeing records. This one consists of a 3-ring binder. I make cardboard pages about 4” wide by 11” tall. I punch 3 holes in the left side to fit into the binder. Then I punch multiple holes on the right side in which to tie samples.
I write in the dye formulas for each of the samples and include at the top information about the fiber.
Each page is devoted to a different color. The page open here is a group of reds.
The front half of the binder consists of samples of silk yarns. The second half consists of samples of wool yarn. Doubtless there will come a point when I will need to separate these into two ring binders.
This binder is devoted to those fibers dyed with acid dyes. I use primarily Lanaset dyes but I do occasionally use Washfast Acid dyes.
I have a second binder which is devoted to fibers dyed with Procion MX dyes. These past few years, that binder has seen little use as my work has primarily been with silk.
I keep the binders in a plastic box in a closed cabinets. I do not want to expose the dyed yarns to light because I do not want the colors to be affected by light over time.