Friday, 25 August 2017

no biggie

I can't remember the last time i dyed wool. I needed a piece of dark red wool for a commission that I need to get started. So I dug out my dyeing gear; amazingly nothing needed dusting!  

I took the opportunity to show my daughter how to dye since she couldn't remember watching previously (has it really been that long?).   

I was only dyeing one colour, so we mixed up my super secret (no one has asked!) recipe for my fave dark red. My rule-following daughter was very concerned about the hazards of working with the dyes and kept her gloves and mask on long after she needed to. So sweet. 

I think this was the first use of the electric frying pan - a bit too much wool for its capacity, but by taking care when stirring it worked out okay. 

Our finished project is drying on the deck. Hooking begins on Monday!


  1. Consider yourself ASKED! (will you share the recipe? It's a lovely color!)

    1. Hi Gayle!
      Certainly happy to share my top secret recipe (ha ha)!
      Using Cushing's Dyes, this red uses: 3/4 tsp turkey red, 1/8 tsp plum, 1/2 tsp terra cotta, 1/32 tsp seal brown. Mix, top up with one cup of hot water and process. I used two batches for this size!