Moving along........I was envious of Lauren's accomplishments of dyeing wool particularly since I have some of the same butt-ugly brown and cream plaid wool she had and I've never used.
Decided to over-dye the wool using two different recipes: 1/4 yard with Lauren's Fraktur Black and another pot using Tonya Robey's Evening Shade.
I gathered my Cushing dyes and proceeded to open up a fresh envelope of Dark Green for the Evening Shade recipe. Say what? Did someone make a mistake and put the wrong dye in the envelope? So went to my stash of dyes but that was the only package of Dark Green here.
Oh well, it looked more like a shade of blue/purple to me but what the heck......I put dye in the cup, added 1 c boiling water and took a leap of faith.
Here are the results and in the center the wool used.
And on the bottom are two small pieces I added to Evening Shade when I didn't think it was going to absorb all the color. For you non-dyers, here is an interesting fact for when you decide to dye.....not all dyes absorb at the same rate. As the wool and dye mix had been in the pot well over 30 minutes when the small pieces were inserted, it appears the black and the Dark Green absorbed faster than Seal Brown. That is why that piece looks more brown.
Here was Lauren's before photo but her brown and cream plaid looks darker than mine...