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Monday, July 14, 2014
More on Mystery Fibre Dye
The dye results really do not look quite like this - it really is not pink like this. I think the photo explains it all - the 5 different DOS (depth of shade) and how I managed it.
Walnut. Afr. fine wool, BFL nylon
I have had pails of walnuts sitting around all winter & half
the summer. I did not husk them; just let them sit. I poured a small
pail off through a sieve and just added some roving to a pot. The one on
the left is African fine wool, the middle is Blue Faced Leicester,
previously woad dyed, and now overdyed w. walnut. The last is some nylon
No mordant needed.