Archive for March 3rd, 2013

Dye day – reds

March 3, 2013

A typical dye run.  The first picture is a 50/50 alpaca dye that was something I didn’t like so it is overdyed in indigo.  The rest are churro skeins, some are grey some are white.

The dyes are myrobalan, osage orange, logwood, indigo, cochineal, brazilwood, and madder.  I have been playing around with different acids with the cochineal (tartaric and oxalic).  The ph needs to get to 3.0 before the reds will appear.

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