This is a fleece I traded for. I’ve washed part of it. The part that would fit in my washer ended up being about a quarter of it. I have 2 of these. I’m really wishing for a better set up to process wool. Oh well. I’ll do what I can with what I have for now.
Now on to the experiments. I had some interesting colored water yesterday from peeling peaches. I’m trying to dye some wool with it. Looks like it might come out an interesting grey. I’m also dying some more wool with beets. I’ll have to try turmeric later. Those experiments should be about ready to come out of the oven and get set up to dry the wool.
My process is pretty simple. I use vinegar and the plant. I haven’t been using a mordant so far so I don’t know how the color fastness (is that a word?) is with these dyes. I’ve just been putting them into canning jars with the liquid so I can heat them directly in the jars. I haven’t located any good dye pots yet. I really should hit the yard sales one of these weekends.