At the time I had no clue about using textures as I hadn't yet had a class with the Queen of primitive hooking.... Barb Carroll. So started collecting flat wool of every crayola color I could get my hands on. Since Barb's classes I've given away a lot of flat wool to beginners but still have some for 'just in case' and for marbleizing.
Recently follower Donna contacted me as she found a 2015 BLOG POST about marbleizing but no results. For some unknown reason I couldn't find the 'after' photos in my archives either and surely don't have old photos of them. So promised I'd do the process again just for her. Here ya go......
To marbleize wool you need 3 colors with the lightest wool sandwiched in the middle. I decided to do 3 pots.
The first three colors are navy blue which looks black in the photo, bright yellow/gold and brown.
Karen Kahle published one of her small booklets several years ago which provides all the info on Marbleizing wool, which is in the photo. Gather your twine and roll your sandwiched wool. In order to take a photo and not have the wool unroll I put pins in it to keep the roll in place.
Then I poured white vinegar in the pots as the mordant ~ Didn't measure but it was probably 1/3 or 1/2 cup in each pot. Turned off the burners and let the wool steep in the water until it cooled. Took the pots to the laundry sink, rinsed the wool a couple times, put the wool in my washer to spin the water out.
Tomorrow I'll show you the results.