Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Copper Penny Blue II

Remember the copper penny blue dye bath I started a few weeks ago?
Well, I dyed some merino wool roving before I left town for Christmas, and here are the results:
I steeped the pennies, ammonia and water for 5 days and then
dyed the wool roving for 24 hours.
The wool turned out a lot darker than I expected, but still a pretty color:

The distilled water dye bath produced a lighter hue than the tap water dye bath, so I am glad I did that experiment.
I am starting another experiment dying the roving for just a few hour increments. I'll post those results soon.

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