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Tag: avocado dye

  • Day 6-7 Avocado Dye Experiment

    Well, I couldn’t wait any more. With the butterfly bush dye experiment, I admit I also dyed some samples in the avocado dye baths. See? Imagine the yarn is layed out in a circle. Starting with the top-most bunch of samples going counter-clockwise, we have: Pre-mordanted samples – alum, copper, iron  Pit-dyed samples – alum,…

  • It’s all about the visuals …

    First, an update on the avocado dye experiment: Day 5 after adding water this morning to bring the water level back up over the materials. Mr. Q. called the one on the left a peach color and I reluctantly concede that he’s right. While it’s only day 5 of what I envisioned being a long…

  • Day 3 Avocado Dye Experiment

    I forgot to take pictures yesterday, but not so today: On the left is a sample from the pit dye bath and, on the right, one from the peel dye bath. I may have forgotten to take pictures, but I have been heating both baths up to a steaming point twice a day, which is…

  • Avocado Dye Experiment

    I’ve been hesitant to get into dying just as I was hesitant to start spinning my own yarn – I thought “Really. Why bother? Why not just buy yarn?” But … well, I caved in to the peer pressure of Loudoun Needleworkers and now I know why – it’s a way to work with my…

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