Thursday, April 02, 2009
Left to Right
First yarn- premordanted wool with alum/cot
Second yarn- with copper/vingear
Third yarn - with copper/ammonia
Fourth yarn- with iron
This is lichen i used to dye these yarns with...
DYED WITH BLUISH GREY LICHENS/AMMONIA
Left to right
First yarn -lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then let unmordanted wool steeped in dye for 2 wks..
Second yarn-lichen/ammonia-infused for 3 months then used it to dye premordanted wool with alum and cream of tartar-simmered for 30 minutes and left it in for a week..
Third yarn-same as second one above but with different mordant- copper/ammonia
Fourth yarn- same as second one above but with different mordant- iron
Fifth yarn- infuse same lichen in the jar (same jar that still have some unused dye leftover and lichen with some more water added to it) to extract some more color for a few weeks then add unmordanted wool to dye and let it steep in for 2 weeks
Sixth yarn -unmordanted wool was steeped in same dye as 5th one above for a few weeks
Seventh yarn-mixed lichens/ammonia dye-unmordanted wool
edited to add pic of lichen..the one i used to dye 1st to 6th yarns with
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Snow in the Cranberry Field scarf is made out of my own handspun yarns..the scarf is hard to take good pic of in bad weather but i will take more pics to get good one of that scarf when the weather clears up....
Here is newest scarf!!!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Boletus (bi-color) mushroom
Top is dyed with ammonia that have copper pennies in it....cream with a hint of green
Middle is dyed with iron mordant....light olive green
Bottom is dyed with alum mordant.. greenish yellow
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
The jacket was my grandma's .. She wore it in 1940 to 1960s (i dont know for sure)...it was in my mom 's possession as long as i remembered. She kept it in the old bus after she cleaned up her room till my daughter brought it home a few years ago....It was made by Weather Mist.. I dont know much about that brand .. .. I need some more information on that jacket and how much it is worth now....