Here are the dye results. And yes there are a couple extra pieces (on the far left) which were added to the pot after taking a picture of the original starters. Strange the varied results as the new wool on the far left were both tan in color yet one turned out blue. These were in the very same dye pot, lol. Also, the photo shows the wool lighter than it is in person.
What I was most surprised about was that blue in the first photo. That is a tan and white herringbone and was a smidgen lighter in value than the two tan pockets just above.
This is the book I used and can be purchased from Mad Hen Prims.
When the wool is wet it always appears darker. My pot of wool had been simmering for well over half an hour and there was still color in the pot so didn't add the other half of the dye solution. Knowing I'd be satisfied with the results anyway, finally I glugged 1/3 cup white vinegar in the pot and the color started to absorb.
And I am pleased with the results because as you regular readers know, I'm enamored with blotchy backgrounds and blotchy hooked animal motifs since that is how antique rugs appear and appeal to me.
Since there is already a mixed dye solution left of Evening Shade, will use that over 1/4 yard of camel wool to see what I get. Can never have too much 'dirty muddy' wool, as Lucille Festa calls it.
Well folks, want to say that I love all my Canadian neighbors especially my Canadian blogger and hooker friends. But you can keep your damn Canadian wind chill headed this way.... IT is NOT welcome here!!!
Group hug to keep warm as it is going to be frigid tomorrow with that wind blowing cold air.