I've been reading the posts on this board for ages and just dying to try it out...
I finally convinced my boyfriend that he could learn to love the smell of wet wool in the microwave
(Ok, he complianed the whole time... but he thinks the results are pretty cool)
I used Wilton's dyes and citric acid, Ecru Merino Top, Superwash Merino/Nylon 80/20 Mill Ends & one skein of KnitPicks Bare Fingering weight peruvian wool. Oh and 2 colors of neon food coloring that I wasn't impressed with.
My first piece of top got a little muddied, but I quickly learned how to roll it up to not make that happen.
Other than that it was a pretty cool experience. I made 10 - 250ml (8oz) jars of dye; 8 wilton's 2 neon.
neon Purple, neon Pink, Red (no taste), Lemon Yellow, Leaf Green, Teal, Sky Blue, Royal Blue, Violet & Black.
(Sorted by wool type... pix not in order of dyeing)
"Muddy Rainbow" Merino Top, Red, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue
"Green & Black" Merino Top, Leaf Green, Black
"Rainbow" Merino Top, Red, Lemon Yellow, Sky Blue
"Bruised" Merino Top, Lemon Yellow, Black, Leaf Green, Royal Blue
"Cool Colors" KnitPicks yarn, Teal, Royal Blue, Violet, Leaf Green
This one is my favorite!
This is some Superwash I put in the middle to help soak up the excess dye
Superwash, Royal Blue, Teal, Violet, neon Purple
It really is thirsty stuff... this was the first superwash one, I had thought the dye would spread out more...
"Violent Violet" Superwash, Violet, Leaf Green, neon Purple
It was a really messy big chunk of the mill ends (and still is really messy)
So that was my fun adventure
I tried to use up all the dye I mixed, but I still have a little of a few colors...
All in all I enjoyed it... the wet wool smell didnt really bother me... and I will be doing it again
Now to spin it all!!!