Posted by Peg in South Carolina
I was determined to dye the rest of the warp yarn I so desperately needed. To dye it this week. An impossible week. I finally decided on today—Wednesday.
I got up at 7—my usual time—but I cut my morning yoga very short. I also did not do anything with my hair…… I was dressed, breakfasted, and at the dyeing by 8:00.
To make life easier this morning, I had done a lot of preparation the night before. The most time-consuming was to make the four individual dye solutions so that they would be ready to pour in the dye pots when the time came. I also got all my equipment and supplies out, put water in the stock pots that would hold the dyeing jars, and put the skeins of yarn in a solution of hot water and Synthrapol to soak overnight.
I was finished a little before 11:00. I could get on with the rest of my life.
One odd thing I noticed. The yarn I was dyeing the deep reddish-greenish color for the warp looked gray in the dye pot for at least 30 minutes. I worried a bit. I needn’t have. Sometime later it was the color it was supposed to be. But this was a curious phenomenon.
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