Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Here is a photo of the results of the first batch of green dyeing.

First green skeins

This was taken in incandescent light and the colors are quite accurate. I did have to do an unusual amount of fiddling in PaintShopPro to get those colors accurate.  But when I look at these skeins in florescent light, those three green skeins on the right look definitely blue.  Well, teal, but a very blue teal.

So……viewed in incandescent light, those green skeins are quite useful for this project.  But, viewed in florescent light, no.

In any case, it is the five skeins on the left that have been entered into the group of colors I will probably use for the next piece.

Meanwhile, I have drawn up recipes for another seven greens which may or may not support those five greens of choice.

Next step?  I need to make a 1% DOS dye stock solution of SAB black and then, having made that, make a 0.1% DOS solution to use for mixing in with the other 0.1% DOS solutions I have been using.  Then it’s back to another dye batch with the Mason jars and electric frying pan.

Related Posts: 
Green Dye Sampling
Making Stock Solutions

First Green Skeins” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on September 23 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

It looks like a nice progression of greens!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Delighted Hands.