Leonor, I'll be doing a blog next week about my recent dyeing experiment. I use jacquard or Dharma acid dyes or Jacquard Silk green dyes which can be used successfully with wool. There are different methods like dye bath, steaming, ice or snow dyeing. All are good for different outcomes. My recent experiment I used a different method of measuring and well not to give it all away, it became a challenge. Ruth has good instructions in her book. I'm sure she'll reply sometime today. I really have come to enjoy dyeing.
Boy - that was a while ago that I dyed those. I think they were either Jacquard or Dharma acid dyes. I think that I was using a merino fleece that I had washed so I dyed the wool/fleece before I carded it. I truly can't remember if I dyed them in a pot or if I spread them out on plastic wrap, squeezed dye over them and then steamed them. I think it was the latter as the carded colors look like they are a mix and not one solid color.
In general to get a good green, you need to have several different shades and them mix them together. I think it just looks more natural to your eye instead of one solid color.
I am a skinflint careful with money and don't like waste, so only mix up small portions of dye at once (it does keep, I've used dyes that are months old, but it does evaporate!) I did a table for mixing up small portions and a guide to roughly how much fibre it will dye, and a picture tutorial of direct dyeing: feltingandfiberstudio.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/direct-dyeing1.pdf
Post by Leonor (of Eleanor Shadow) on Jun 6, 2014 18:38:33 GMT
Funny you should mention Eurolana, Zed. I have literally just perused WoW's website and had a look at their colours! The problem is, they don't have a lot of choices. I know one only needs primary colours to make all the other colours, but I'd like a little bit more choice...
I keep thinking about Dharma, but like Luvswool and Ruth say, I think it's easier to find in the US :/