I have a confession to make.
I hate following other people’s dye recipes. I don’t trust them. I know that I post mine, and I hope that people are capable of replicating my results.
But this project is exactly why I don’t follow other people’s dye recipes. I was going to do a solar dyeing course while I was on vacation, which fell through in large part because of a freak Polar Vortex that is relevant to my fiber art in more ways than one. I knew I was going to have fiber coming out of my ears, so I decided to start a project I’ve had on my mind-one that was supposed come out navy blue.
When I mixed the dye pot, it was murky green. But I plunged ahead anyway, deciding to be trusting for once.
So this is how Edward is a yellow leaning olive. I like it, I actually really like it, but it’s no navy blue and this is why I won’t follow people’s dye recipes.
The naming for this one comes from a Lady Edward, a figure who featured in the English World War I peace movement.
2 packages blue koolaide or similar (sample is dyed with ice blue lemonade)
1 package orange
This is your base dye pot. Start with about 2 ounces wool for coverage shown in photos.
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