Dyeing fibres has been such fun, armed with 5 boxes of acid dye, merino, silk, silk carrier rods and silk cocoons and regular wool fibres I started mixing colours. I used steam dyeing as it seemed like the easiest way to start on this journey and I only wanted to dye small batches of fibres. So really it was more like an experiment in my kitchen laboratory.
this photo is dyed throwsters waste, silk carrier rods and wool, my loose plan was to gather a colour range together for make a Spring Equinox Pod
more silk carriers rods, which are great fun to play with, once wet they can be peeled apart and stretched to create interesting shapes
The silk cocoons work in a similar way and can be unravelled
these just shine like jewels, I love using these for embellishing
merino fibres just soaked up the dye, I love how the colours variegate