Just completed a hooked pillow I call "Crows." Obviously!
The background is a wool "thick/thin" yarn that I dyed using a transcolor method. It is very nubbly, and I love the effect.
The blues and purples in the crows themselves used wools I dyed in a layered or pancake method. I used approximately six 1/8 yard pieces and layered them in a pan, applying the three dyes to each piece before layering the next piece on top. I applied the dyes in a horizontal fashion.
Here is the formula using ProChem dyes. Each formula dissolved in 1CBW with vinegar added to each cup.
Cup 1: 1/16 + 3/4 413 + 1/4 672
Cup 2: 1/4 + 1/16 813 + 1/32 672
Cup 3: 1/4 490
Any questions, feel free to contact me.