Thursday, April 22, 2010
More Misadventures With a Dye Pot
I did my homework. I got out my books and studied how to get some subtle color variations using a single dye color. The directions said to let part of the sock blank soak for a few minutes longer than the other part. So far so good, until I got the bright idea of adding a little more water to the pot to weaken the dye solution just a bit for the second part.
Not a good idea as you can see here. In fact this is just plain awful. This is the point where I panicked, grabbed the dye and a brush and just start painting away.
Eek! It's sloppy stripes. How original of me. Go ahead. Have a giggle at my expense. I deserve it. I have ruined a lot of perfectly good wool this week.