Dye day – reds

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.

011 009 008004  003 008 001

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: