Purple and turquoise is the colour of my hands today. I began my dyeing very well yesterday, wearing my mask and gloves and then my gloves sprang a leak and it all went downhill from there. The blanket is 100% wool and I’ve tried to full it by boiling and pummelling but I couldn’t get it to full and so have opted to dye it and use it anyway, I think the purple half is my favourite. But if you’re dyeing one thing you may as well do a few others whilst you’re at it.
One of these yarns is a coarse rug yarn which I rescued from a skip and it takes the dye beautifully. I also dyed some silk chiffon, Teeswater fleece, BFL roving and lambswool yarn. The purple dye bath didn’t look exhausted so I reused it and it’s given the pink you see below.
Yummy and at least I didn’t tip the dye all over the floor and cat food bowls like I did last time.