Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pancake Dyeing

I think pancake dyeing is my favorite dyeing method. Layer upon layer of glorious color!

I don't know about you, but I have a private stash of wool that I don't sell. I reserve it for my own rugs. Recently, most of the additions to that stash are wools dyed using the pancake method.

Here is my most recent experiment.

The second piece from the top (these are folded in half) is going into a rug design I've been working on. The main motif is a whimsical bird whose head is going to be red and then the color will feather down (get it?!!) to the dark blue black. The third piece was originally a goldenrod shade. Don't you love the beautiful green that appeared?!?!

I wish my photos were better. I've been experimenting with my camera to get the truest color I can, especially when photographing wool for sale. It is so difficult and tricky with the light you get at different times of the day. Not to mention that the weather conditions can wreak havoc with the light!

Oh well, back to sorting worms.


Julia said...

Yummy, yummy. I've yet to try the pancake dyeing method. JB

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Go for it! It is great fun!!