Remember that well water vs. city water, as well as physical location does have an affect on how the final wool turns out. So be sure to add only 1 tablespoon of dye at a time, you can always add more.
When I dye wool I'd usually do a couple different dye pots and put 4 T of the solution in a pot and the other maybe 3 T of dye. Normally I start with one tablespoon and add to see what I like. You can always add more if it isn't dark enough. Here is the background on Hobo Joe, close to the end.Here's Hester, a design by Lori Brechlin and was a free pattern in the last issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects. Looks like I used up the lighter pieces of wool from the same dye for this mat. The outside border and base was from an as is textured piece of wool.
Now about that natural wool sale. Below is a picture of one yard of UN-washed natural 100% wool. If you click on the picture it will enlarge and you can read the tag.
NOTE: I have received orders from folks who are a NO-REPLY Blogger making their order in the 'Comment" section. I cannot reply to you since you are a DUH, "no reply' blogger. You can learn about how to fix that if you search my blog. So IF you want to place an order follow the instructions and click on the HERE that is provided below.
I am not over dying much natural wool these days since there are so many colors left in my stash to use up so really need to clean some of this wool out. The natural is $15 per yard and I've several yards.
IF any of you are interested and going to Cape May NEXT WEEK I can deliver the wool to you there and no shipping of course. Just let me know what you want so that I can have it packed in my car by next Saturday.
I will ship wool out until next Friday and then if there is any wool left to ship it will have to wait until I return home from Cape May.
It's storming here again so should get off this computer. Have a good weekend folks.