Friday, October 16, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

There are a couple of shades I would still like to try……..

The Color Samples

But I’m not going to.

The whitish areas on some of the samples are areas that the dye didn’t reach.  These were places I had a tie and had tied it a bit too tight.  This is the kind of thing I watch carefully to avoid when I do the final dyeing;  but for the samples, it doesn’t really matter.

There is one real mistake, a mistake which shows me that I missed an initial sampling that should have been done.  The orange on the right card is supposed to be red………..  I didn’t sample it because the recipe I used was from another sample which had turned out a beautifully brilliant scarlet…..  Sigh……..

What I ought to do is to do the samples on that card all over again.  Maybe I’ll just use plain old SAB Scarlet instead of a recipe concoction.

I’ll sleep on it.  For the whole weekend.  I mean three nights!  Just in case anyone thinks I might be going into hibernation…..

Done with Dye Sampling?“ was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 16, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Dorothy said...

I love the photo of your dye samples, gorgeous colours. For myself, I like the orange with the greens. It is odd though that your recipe for scarlet came out this shade. I haven't done much dyeing yet.

Delighted Hands said...

Glad you will be redoing the orange-when looking at the whole collection, it is too jarring a contrast for me.

Shani Phethean-Hubble said...

I love your organisation and sampling - so inspiring... note to shani - must do better !!

thanks for leading the way..


Peg in South Carolina said...

Dorothy, I like the orange, too, but it won't work in the overall scheme I have planned. As for the recipe, clearly someone made an error---who, moi????!
Ah, Delighted Hands, you'll me interested to know that I wrote my response to Dorothy before I read your comment..........
Thank you, Shani.