Monday, November 23, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Weft.first 60.2greens

Here are the first of the green 60/2 silk weft yarns I have dyed.  As I had hoped, the colors are just fine.  One surprise, however, is the relatively little difference between the two darker yarns.  The lighter (greener one) at the top of the photo used 1.4% red violet to tone the yellow green;  the darker one in the middle used 18% red violet.  My sampling shows that there should have been very little difference between the skein at the top and the skein at the bottom (which is pure yellow-green with no red-violet toner at all in it).

Was this a result of mistakes in the stock solutions?  I have to assume so.  Is it a problem for the green crackle project?  No.  I am simply revising the formulas for my next group of greens.

I think also that I will make another liter of this yellow-green.  This liter will have in it none of the SAB Sun Yellow stock solution that I suspect was 2% instead of 1% DOS.

Related Post:  Dye Stock Solutions

"Some Green Weft Yarns” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on November 23, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.



Delighted Hands said...

Nice batch of green-good color gradation.

Peg in South Carolina said...

Thank you, Delighted Hands. Now if I can just find the time to do some more dyeing!